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Sep
12

Is There an Age Limit for Dental Implants?

Posted in Dental Implants

Absolutely none! There’s no such thing as being too old to get a dental implant.

The only two things that matter are:

  • Your health and
  • Your commitment to having a fantastic smile

Are You a Candidate for an Implant?

To qualify for a dental implant, your oral health condition is what matters most. People with a history of neglecting their health for decades are less likely to be implant candidates. But as long as your bone and gums are in good shape, your age doesn’t have to stop you from getting the smile of your dreams!

What If Your Mouth Isn’t in Good Shape?

If you’re one of those folks with an unfortunate oral health history, don’t give up! There may yet be hope.

Advancing procedures and technologies are making it easier to plan very minimal implant procedures to make the most of a small amount of bone. Additionally, medications, bone grafting, and gum therapies make it possible to reconstruct lost tissues to lay a foundation for implants.

Age Limitations

Getting a dental implant is possible at virtually any age past adolescent development. But you have to individually consider with your doctor and dentist whether the process of getting an implant justifies the benefits in your situation.

Not everyone’s health allows them to heal well after an implant surgery. As such, there will be some people who do not make a good candidate for the procedures necessary to prepare for dental implants.

You may decide that a less-invasive tooth replacement therapy will be the more comfortable option.

Contact your local dentist for a dental implant consultation to learn more about if you qualify.

Posted on behalf of:
Les Belles NYC Dentistry
420 Lexington Ave #228
New York, NY 10170
212-804-8884

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