Most people are good candidate for dental implants. There are a few requirements that must be met before implants are considered. There must be enough bone and bone density in the area for the implant to be placed. You must be fully grown, so children and teens must wait until they have stopped growing. Disease processes such as diabetes and osteoporosis must be under control. Some medications prescribed for osteoporosis complicate the healing process for implant placement. If you have undergone radiation treatment in the jaws, this also complicated implant healing. It is important to discuss any of these concerns before undergoing implant placement. Teeth Grinding, gum disease and smoking must also be taken into consideration during implant planning phase.