Am I A Candidate

Considering Dental Implants and Uncertain if You Qualify?

We Have the Skills to Handle Complex Cases

Dental implants are an ideal solution for missing teeth if you’re in generally good health. But having certain health issues doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from this gold standard tooth replacement. At Premier Implant Centers, our oral surgery and medical training coupled with extensive knowledge and experience enables us to treat the most complex cases with excellent outcomes. If you’re suffering from tooth loss, we’re dedicated to helping you become a good candidate for dental implants in Connecticut and New York at one of our five state-of-the-art practices. If you’re unsure whether you qualify for dental implants, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team.

Problems We Can Solve

Dental Implant Experience and Training Matters

Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons earned both dental and medical degrees and completed six years of additional specialized surgical training, including credentials to administer various types of anesthetic and sedation. We provide comprehensive dental implant treatment, from single tooth replacement to complex cases involving significant oral health issues. We also leverage state-of-the-art digital software and surgical technologies that help us provide incredibly precise and personalized treatment, for long-lasting results.

All of our doctors share the common goal of improving your life by creating the most beneficial treatment plan for your unique situation. If you have multiple missing teeth and bone loss or are suffering from gum disease or another health condition, why gamble with your oral and systemic health? Entrusting the most qualified and experienced clinicians with gum and bone preparation and dental implant placement provides assurance for your future health and happiness.

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Determining Your Implant Candidacy

A comprehensive evaluation and diagnostics from our oral surgeons help determine the condition of your gums, bone, and teeth. We’ll ask for dental and medical records and assess any systemic conditions or harmful lifestyle habits (e.g. smoking) that can undermine the success of dental implants. Although the following issues have the potential to impact your candidacy for dental implants, the good news is that we have the skills and knowledge to handle and treat all of them.

Gum Health

Dental implants require a healthy oral environment to ensure long-term success. If infection is present, this can damage both your gum tissue and bone. If you have severe gum disease or infection, this needs to be treated first, followed by a few months to allow the area to properly heal.


Bone Volume

After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone underlying the missing tooth begins to atrophy and can be reabsorbed. Adequate bone is essential for successful placement of dental implants. Bone graft procedures to remedy this issue typically involve grafting bone or bone-like materials to your jaw. We perform sinus lift, ridge-augmentation, and nerve-repositioning to help you become a suitable candidate for dental implants. We also offer state-of-the-art tissue repair treatments that enhance the healing process.


Systemic Conditions

A few medical conditions including uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and osteoporosis can make implant treatment more challenging due to delayed healing. Systemic disease also increases the risk of postsurgical infection. If you have any of these conditions, we’ll adjust your treatment plan accordingly to improve the likelihood of a successful outcome.



Oral surgeons are experts in the oral and maxillofacial bone structure and as such, have vast expertise treating dental and facial injuries. Trauma to this area can inflict serious damage beyond tooth loss that requires proper assessment and treatment. For example, the sinuses and mandibular joint may be damaged and compromised. We repair the damage caused by trauma, then after proper healing, place dental implants to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile.


Physical Health

If you smoke, consider quitting before dental implant surgery and practice good daily oral hygiene habits. The nicotine in tobacco damages your gums, slows the healing process, and can prevent implants from fusing with your jawbone. Clinical trials have shown that smokers are at a higher risk of osseointegration (fusion) failure than nonsmokers. With proper maintenance, dental implants have the potential to improve your long-term oral and physical health.

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A Customized Solution Designed for Your Needs

At Premier Implant Centers, we’re dedicated to helping you become a candidate for dental implants. We’re also committed to providing personalized treatment that reflects your individual health, functional, and aesthetic goals. In order to achieve this, we need to understand what you want to accomplish, such as the ability to eat an unlimited diet, a beautiful and natural smile, or confidence to socialize. The great news is that dental implants can help you attain all this and more! Our goal is to provide every patient with a superb experience from start to finish. After we restore smiles, our patients love to grin from ear to ear and this makes us smile! Don’t be discouraged by what other practices have told you. We’re here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams with restored oral health at five convenient locations in Connecticut and New York.

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Ready to find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants?

Call today to schedule a consultation at Premier Implant Centers