Simply put, in order to determine whether any individual is a good candidate for dental implants, a patient must be examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Burak Taskonak. The best candidates for successful dental implant surgery and long-term wear have adequate bone at the implant site to support the integration of the implants, so if patients put off getting dental implants for an extended time after their initial tooth loss, or if they have inadequate bone due to some other reason or problem, that can be a barrier to receiving dental implants. However, even in those cases, the advancement of dental implant technology and other supplemental procedures like bone grafts have made it possible for most patients to receive their desired implant treatment!
Though it can be a factor in the degree of bone loss a particular patient may have, the age of a patient alone does not determine his or her candidacy for dental implants. Overall health is a much more critical factor than age, although both can result in less than ideal outcomes. Studies have shown advanced age increases the risk of implant failure, likely because older patients are more prone to systemic health conditions, poor jaw bone health, and potentially longer healing times.
However, with the advancements in modern implant dentistry, this can still be the ideal option for patients of any age, providing them with a lifelong solution to missing or failing teeth!
Patients who have worn dentures for many years may have to address some bone density issues prior to a dental implant procedure; in most cases, however, this is not a disqualifier for receiving dental implants. For patients who wear permanent and/or partial dentures, dental implants are not only the right solution for you, they will be life-changing! With dental implants, denture wearers will no longer need to worry about what they can or cannot eat, plus their confidence will be restored beyond their wildest goals!
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