Medical contraindications to dental implants are very rare.
Implant surgery has the same contraindications as every bone surgery.
1. Health state
They include any medical condition manageable by a qualified and well-trained surgical team.
- Coronary artery disease
- Interatrial or interventricular communication
- Blood thinners
- Kidney disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Respiratory failure
- Substance addiction
- Cervico-facial irradiation
- Chemotherapy, irradiation of head and neck
- Behavioral, neurogenic, psychosocial, and psychiatric disorders (1)
- Severe heart disease
- Valvular heart diseases (or cardiac valvulopathies)
- Recent heart attack (6 months)
- Severe blood disorders (Agranulocytosis)
- Severe immune deficiency (AIDS)
- Progressive cancer
- Transplant patients
- Osteogenesis imperfecta
- Paget’s disease
Implant surgery is possible after the end of puberty ( 16 years old for the girls and 17 years old for the boys).
There is no maximal age limit to implant surgery.
- Irrational esthetic demands or requirements
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), also called obsessive-compulsive neurosis
1. Gupta R, Gupta N, Weber KK. Dental Implants.