Brett Langston explains the reasons why implants wouldn't be right for you.
The implant is a titanium screw placed into the jawbone. In time (from three to six months,) the screw fuses with the bone. Conditions that hinder this growth are:
Uncontrolled diabetes. The disease eats away at a healthy body, leaving bones unable to hold the screw.
Bone growing medicine. In osteoporosis, the medicine helps the body grow its own bone back stronger and thicker.
Age. Young women 21 and under and young men 25 and under are not good candidates for implants. The body and bones continue to grow until the 30s, which would mean digging out a previous cosmetic implant and the placement of new ones.
Smoking. The act of drawing in the smoke prevents blood from clotting around the bone. The chemicals damage everything in the mouth.
Hygiene. For many reasons, some people don't take care of their mouths. This weakens the teeth and bones. If you don't take care of your mouth, you won't be a good candidate for implants.
A 3D cone scan will allow your dentist to judge the condition of your jawbone to see if you're a candidate for dental implants.