There is no such thing as a “correct” age for people who are considering dental implants, like those available at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ.
Patients sometimes think they may be too old for implants, which are titanium posts implanted in the jaw to support fully functional artificial teeth. In truth, age is seldom a factor. About the only time it is, in fact, is when a patient is too young. For the best outcomes patients should have a fully-formed jaw bone.
Potential implant recipients do undergo a diagnosis before we decide to go ahead with the implant procedure. There are a few factors that come into play:
- Adquate bone mass. You must have enough healthy bone to support the implant. Even if your jaw has receded due to lost teeth, however, new bone can be built up through grafting.
- Good general health. The best implant patients are non-smokers with healthy gum tissue and good overall health.
- Mobility. Age sometimes restricts the ability to get around. To get an implant patients need to be able to come to several appointments before and after the procedure.
With improved health care, people tend to live longer lives nowadays. There is no reason to have to go through life without fully functioning teeth, and if you have lost some or all of yours, implant-supported replacements can be a game-changer.
At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ we specialize in dental implants. We offer our single tooth implants and implant-supported dentures, and have put them in patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West. People love our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!