How To Know If You’re A Dental Implant Candidate

Are you missing one or more teeth? Could your smile use some major upkeep? The fact is, missing teeth can cause a lot of harm to your oral health if it is left untreated. How detrimental is a missing tooth to your health? For starters, it’s very uncomfortable to deal with. Sure, sliding your tongue in and out of places where a tooth should be may be a “cool” trick to show off to friends, but it’s no laughing matter. Your chewing and eating ability is affected in a major way. You want to be able to enjoy the foods you love, don’t you?

Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can help you achieve maximum oral health and give you a smile that you can show off with pride. Did you know they are the longest-lasting option when dealing with missing teeth? It’s true. Unfortunately, dental implant treatment isn’t for everyone.

Our team in Reston, VA can figure out whether you’re a viable candidate for dental implants, but you’ll need to have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Myles first. For top-quality dental implants, Reston citizens can put their trust in Dr. Myles to deliver fantastic service with a gentle hand.


Technically, anyone with missing teeth is a candidate at the beginning. But, what’s going on underneath your teeth and inside the gums is what matters. Top-heavy dental implants can spell doom for patients that don’t have a sufficient foundation. Think of it like building a skyscraper on a failing base. The skyscraper won’t be standing for long. It works the same way with your smile.

So, what sort of requirements must a patient have in order to receive dental implant treatment?

1. Your teeth and gums should be healthy
2. Your bone density is acceptable enough to support a dental implant
3. You follow a strict oral hygiene regimen
4. You’re a non-smoker or wish to drop the habit
5. Be understanding: it’s a lengthy process that can take four to twelve months to complete

If Dr. Myles accepts your candidacy, you’re in for a real treat. Dental implants can provide all sorts of great benefits:

• Enjoy the healthiest and best looking smile of your life
• Your bite is corrected
• Teeth gaps are neutralized
• You’re free from neck, jaw and mouth pain
• It replaces your old tooth with a beautiful replacement


There’s only one way to know if you can receive treatment, and that’s by visiting our office in Reston, VA. Dr. Myles and his staff will do their best to get your smile back to looking and feeling great. Residents in Herndon, Wolf Trap, Great Falls, Oak Grove and beyond are welcomed to see us for a consultation. Learn about dental implants, Northern Virginia!


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