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What’s The Age-Limit for Getting a Dental Implant?

Posted in Dental Implants

Great news – there is none!

That’s right, a dental implant can benefit almost anyone with a fully developed jaw. What this mainly comes down to is how well your body can heal and how well you can handle the minor surgery.

Who Shouldn’t Get an Implant

Advanced age isn’t usually a limiting factor. But a lack of age can be.

A dental implant fills in the spot that an adult tooth should be in. An implant is permanent – it’s for life. This means that the jaw has to be done growing in order for an implant to find a secure fit.

Kids who have some growing left to do are not good candidates for implants, even if they’ve had an adult tooth knocked out. There are better more temporary options for children if they need to have a tooth replaced. Once they reach a stage of development that your dentist feels is reasonable for implant surgery, they could then choose to have a dental implant.

Individuals with poor immune health or a systemic disease should also think twice and plan carefully before having a dental implant. Regardless of age, health is an important factor in deciding whether implants are right for you.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

The good things an implant can do for you are important at ANY age!

Will you ever stop loving to eat your favorite foods? Chat with friends? Smile in family photos? There’s no age limit on joys like these!

An implant could be just what you need to preserve your smile. It’s certainly worth a try, so contact your dentist for a personalized recommendation.

Posted on behalf of:
Brentwood Dental Group
2440 S Brentwood Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63144
(314) 962-6643

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