The Absolute Requirements
There are a few attributes you absolutely must have for any dentist to consider giving you dental implants. First, of course, you must have at least one missing or failing tooth. (That’s a pretty easy bar to meet for most people seeking dental implants!) Second, you must be an adult. This is because children’s and teenagers’ mouths are still developing, which could result in dental implants ending up in the wrong position over time.
Finally, you need to be in good enough health to undergo surgery. While dental implant surgery is localized to a small area, it’s still a surgery and carries with it certain risks. Your doctor will need to sign off on any dental implant procedure before your dentist will perform it.