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Dental Implants: Are They Safe for Senior Citizens?

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Some people are inclined to dismiss the possibility of dental implants, concluding that they’re too old for them.

But that couldn’t be further from the truth! Implants are effective and safe for adults of all ages.

Dental Implants Benefit Everyone!

Why get dental implants? A few common reasons may be that implants…

  • Are more secure than dentures
  • Look more natural than dentures
  • Leep the smile looking young
  • Are more comfortable than a full or partial denture
  • Allow you to chew more healthy foods and varying textures

All of those benefits apply equally to adults of all ages. Senior citizens are no exception.

Dental Implants Are Safe!

The dental implant process is minimally-invasive. It’s a quick outpatient procedure that doesn’t require general anesthesia and recovery is usually fast and simple.

Before getting an implant, older adults need to find out whether their jawbone is healthy enough for the restoration. Of course, each individual’s health differs, and the dentist will take that into consideration when recommending an implant.

But getting an implant is no riskier for older adults than it is for younger ones.

Dental Implants for Aging Adults

Advancing age is no excuse for compromising on a high quality of life. People are living longer nowadays than in the past, enjoying a more active and social lifestyle. Dental implants are the perfect way for seniors to feel confident and enjoy a nutritious diet, making the most of the many years they have ahead of them.

Whether you’re thinking of yourself or an aging loved one, rest assured that dental implants are safe for adults of all ages.

Reach out to an experienced implant dentist in your area to learn more.

Posted on behalf of:
Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
1816 Independence Square, Suite B
Dunwoody, GA 30338
(770) 399-9199

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