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  • review rating 5  I have never had such an enjoyable procedure. Usually I am not in the least bit excited to have work done. After my visit I am certain I won’t have to look for a long time. The staff was nothing but professional, caring, and efficient. Even the numbing process needed for my procedure was the best I have ever experienced. Thank you for the stellar service!

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  • review rating 5  OUTSTANDING!! Love this place and the folks there are a long way past SUPER! If you’re not going here, well, it’s on you, cause you’re missing out! Thanks Dr. Buske, Veronica and Angela!! ;-)!

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  • review rating 5  From the front office to the Dentist, the experience was awesome. Everyone took their time to help and thoroughly explain all details. This was my first visit and now I have a great dental facility!!

    thumb Ray Nagel
  • review rating 5  All staff members are very nice.I came in after having neck surgery. Range of motion wasn’t normal for me. They worked on it to make sure I was comfortable and not in pain.Will be going back again.

    thumb Deb W
  • review rating 5  Nice, clean place everyone are very friendly. The doctor always done a great job. I have been there for many years…!

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

candidate for dental implantsYou have teeth missing, and it does not matter if it is just a couple, or most of your jawline. You dislike the way you look, and are unhappy with the way your mouth works. You have been considering various ways of replacing your missing teeth, and are wondering if implants could be the right solution, and if you are a candidate for dental implants.

The good news is that there are very few people who could not be considered a candidate for dental implants, and implants are indisputably the best way of dealing with missing teeth. In rare situations, though, implants might not be practical.

Who Is the Best Candidate for Dental Implants?

The perfect candidate for dental implants has good overall health, meaning that any teeth that remain are free of decay, and there are no signs of gum disease. There should also be sufficient bone mass in the jaw to provide a good foundation for the implants.

Who is Not a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

If you are unwilling to commit to a lengthy course of treatment, then implants are not for you.  Following the implant surgery, your gums will need time to heal, and that can take six months, eight months, or even a year. If you are not ready for the long haul, then you are not a good candidate for dental implants.

If you are a smoker, you will have to make a commitment to quit over the course of your treatment. If you feel unable to do this, then you are not a good candidate for dental implants. In fact, no responsible dentist will consider implants for a determined smoker.

Of course you may end up being rejected as a candidate for dental implants through no fault of your own. Some health conditions, like cancer or uncontrolled diabetes, can make implant surgery impossible. Also, if your jawbone is not strong enough to support the dental implants, you may be temporarily disqualified.  If the issue is bone mass, though, bone grafting can strengthen the jaw to the point where you will be a good candidate for dental implants.

Contact Our Dental Implant Dentist in Springfield

To find out more about dental implant surgery, or to arrange an appointment to discuss your suitability as a candidate for dental implants, call Chesterfield Family Dental in Springfield, MO at 417-888-0771. Dr. Roger Buzbee will be glad to meet with you and talk about dental implants. Contact us today. To learn more about dental implants, read our dental implants overview and about the benefits of dental implants.

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I am always excited to go to the dentist now that I go to Chesterfield Family Dental. They always answer any questions I have and are so friendly and nice. I am always so comfortable here, which is saying alot because I have peridontal disease and the treatment for it doesn't always feel so great, but when Im here, the hygenist makes me forget all about it!
Salina J.
The staff is so warm and welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. Even though my son is a bit apprehensive about going to the dentist since he had to have four teeth pulled in the past, he is still always happy to see them. Dr. Buzbee and his staff are so great and patient with him. He leaves with a smile on his face and no cavities!
Julie C.
I have been a patient of Dr. Buzbee for as long as I can remember. The Staff at Chesterfield Family Dental is always greet you when you walk in and they seem to know everyone by name. The care you get for the staff is always great and all seem to be the best of the best at what they do. I have always recommend anyone I know to go see them and will continue to do so in the future.
Andrew G.

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Dr. Roger D. Buzbee

Dr. Roger D. Buzbee graduated from University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He began in private practice as a Springfield dentist in 1988. In 2000 he began attending the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Studies (LVI), where he became a full mouth graduate.