Can I Get Fixed Teeth with Dental Implants at the Age of 80
Most of our elderly patients are curious to know about the safety of having dental implants to restore their teeth.Dental implants are the perfect option for anyone who wishes to replace their missing teeth because they are truly the closest thing to natural teeth. The dental implant procedure is one of the tooth replacement options that does not disturb a person’s existing teeth and facial structure, but it allows the patient to eat, speak, laugh, and smile with all your confidence. Dental implants can be successfully implanted in patients in their 80s and even 90s. Though the health of the patient should be taken into consideration, there is generally no upper age limit for dental implant surgery.
How to prepare for a Dental Implant?
In elder patients, the most important factor in long-term dental implant success is not age but the quality of the bone at the implant site. If the bones are not strong enough to form a strong bond with dental implants, the dental implants may fail to help you. Your dental specialist evaluates the quality of bone at the proposed implant site. If it is found that the previous bone loss could present a challenge to successful treatment, a bone graft may be recommended to make the patient a better candidate for this treatment.
Patients must also have oral and overall health to tolerate the surgical procedure necessary for the placement of dental implants. If you have any active gum disease, your specialist will suggest you the needy treatment.
Dental Implants can improve the quality of life for elder people, It can help them eat better and even look better. Dental Implants are not only effective among youngsters but even for people aged over the 80s. Consult a dental specialist on a daily basis to keep updated about your dental status to diagnose the problems and take effective treatments in the early stage.
Dr Sudhakar Reddy’s “Dental Implant Studio” our staffs and specialists strive to provide you with quality treatment for your dental issues.
Authored By DR. SUDHAKAR REDDY – Implantologist, Bangalore