Sickle Cell Anemia and Dental Implants

Because sickle cell anemia causes abnormal blood flow it affects the body in various ways. Periodontal (gum) tissue and jawbone issues could be affected by this disorder.

Whether or not a person with sickle cell anemia can receive dental implants is an issue that is handled on an individual basis. At Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we work closely with accomplished oral surgeons who will carefully determine if a patient is a candidate for implants. Diagnostic studies will be carefully reviewed to assess the quality of gum tissue and the jawbone. In fact, a careful evaluation is made before tooth extraction or dental implant placement.

If you are affected by sickle cell anemia and are considering dental implants we recommend the following:

  • Always consult your doctor before pursing dental reconstruction
  • Find an accredited cosmetic dentist with years of experience
  • Inform your dental team of your medical history so you can receive the right treatment plan for your needs
  • Ask questions to get a thorough understanding of the pros and cons of dental implants for your particular case

Our cosmetic dentists create beautiful porcelain restorations for patients with a variety of medical conditions. Our team is highly trained and will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your needs and the goals you have for your smile.