In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or other Oral surgery procedures can be considered for a dental implant.
Healthy gums and adequate bone to provide anchorage to the implant are also very important.
Some people are not good candidates for implants. Certain factors such as heavy smoking, diabetes some bleeding disorders, radiation therapy to the head or neck and certain medications can significantly influence the outcome of treatment.
Most people who have received dental implants say that the procedure involves very little discomfort and that it is often less painful than any tooth extraction.