What is the Age Limit for Receiving Dental Implants?
With advances in medicines and an increased awareness of a healthy lifestyle, it’s a reality that people are living longer. As a result it’s not uncommon for an individual to reach 85, 90 or older. However over time many people tend to lose their teeth due to gum disease or decay. For this reason many older people end up with either partial or full dentures. As the dentures where they can cause further bone loss and debilitation and as a result they start to slip and make the mouth sore. In addition to this pleasurable things such as eating can become a real chore.
Since many elderly people like to eat good food and socialise, or share times with family and friends without enduring the embarrassing or painful problems of dentures, an alternative needs to be found. One that will serve to enhance not hinder their quality of life. Dental implants can certainly give that trouble-free quality of life that we’ve talked about but is there an age limit for receiving the treatment?
In effect the answer is no and here at Sheen Dental we’ve carried out many dental implants on older patients with great results. So if you’re an older patient and are considering dental implants in Richmond, then come and see us for a free consultation.
In fact, it’s been proven that older people who undergo the implantation process tend to heal in the same time frame as younger patients, so there should be no concern about the healing process. In addition, even those who suffer from osteoporosis (a condition where bone becomes fragile and brittle and is common in elder folk) should be no barrier to receiving implants as they can be successfully placed with the help of a bone graft.
Conventional dentures Vs dental implants
It comes as no surprise that dental implants are fast becoming the standard method of care when it comes to replacement for missing or broken teeth and should therefore be recommended by dentists over dentures. Conventional dentures over time will cause wear and tear on the bone tissue leading to ongoing adjustment due to loosening. They may also cause some discomfort or pain and this in turn can compromise the chewing function.
In essence, here at Sheen Dental we advise patients that you’re never too old to receive dental implants. In fact, even those with just a few years of life left can undergo treatment for a dental implant in Richmond to enhance their quality of life. Recovery from surgery is relatively quick and any short term pain can easily be managed by taking standard pain relief tablets such as ibuprofen.
To find out more about how we can help you enhance your quality of life, then contact Sheen Dental on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk