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How Old is too Old for Dental Implants?

Dental implants in elderly individuals are equally as successful and long-lasting as they are in the young. Dental implants, in fact, can enhance the lives of elderly patients by providing them greater confidence and improving their physical and mental health.

How Old is too Old for Dental Implants?
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Patients who have broken teeth, infected gums, or feel jaw pain, which is causing discomfort and affecting oral health, should contact their dentist to see if they are a fit candidate for a full mouth reconstruction.

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In a full mouth reconstruction procedure, Dr. Amy will reconstruct your mouth, replacing most or all of the teeth to restore the function and appearance of your mouth.

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So, if you observe that your teeth, jaw or gums are not functioning normally and there is pain, Dr. Amy Khajavi can help resolve your discomfort and pain, and give back your beaming smile.

How Old is too Old for Dental Implants? 

If you're a particular age, you might be wondering if you're too old for dental implants. One might wonder if dental implants are as effective for elderly individuals as they are for younger people. One can also question if the success rate of dental implants varies depending on age.

Dental implants in elderly individuals are equally as successful and long-lasting as they are in the young. Dental implants, in fact, can enhance the lives of elderly patients by providing them greater confidence and improving their physical and mental health.

Many people lose their teeth due to various reasons such as dental decay or gum problems, and many end up with dentures. Dentures lead to even more tooth loss and bone depletion leading to a change in the shape of your face. Dentures may be an inconvenience, especially if they grow loose and cause painful gums or make eating difficult.

However, as you become older, you may want to socialize, enjoy nice cuisine, and spend quality time with loved ones without the shame and inconvenience that dentures bring.

At this point, the quality of life is quite essential, and dentists may make a significant contribution to improving it. Implants improve the quality of life for elderly people by enabling them to eat better, obtain sufficient nutrition, remain more social, and lead an active and fit life.

Older individuals, whether 85 or 95 years old, everyone can avail dental implants and recuperate with equal predictability as young people. Many people, particularly the seniors, should get dental implants instead of dentures, according to us. For the replacement of lost teeth, dental implants are known to be the gold standard.

Any relatively fit and healthy individual with a good life expectancy can benefit from these implants in a safe and predictable manner, therefore enhancing their quality of life. 

Dentists consider the following variables when determining whether or not an elderly individual is a good candidate for dental implants:

  • General well-being

  • Dental hygiene

  • Medicines for bone health

Because geriatric patients recuperate from dental implant procedures at a slightly slower pace than younger individuals, we sometimes wait thirty days longer to place the te.

Elderly individuals, like other patients, may have discomfort for 4 to 5 days, but this may be managed with moderate pain relievers and NSAIDs. Most patients take soft meals until they are ready to resume a normal diet.

It's never too late to get a dental implant, no matter how old you are. Many of our patients tell us it was the finest purchase they ever made! Dr. Amy will coordinate with you and create a treatment plan according to your individual needs. Consult Dr. Amy as soon as possible to begin the recovery of your smile.

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Frequently asked questions

Who Will Require A Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Patients who have broken teeth, infected gums, or feel jaw pain, which is causing discomfort and affecting oral health, should contact their dentist to see if they are a fit candidate for a full mouth reconstruction.
What Should I Expect In a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full Mouth Reconstruction after thoroughly examining a patient as suitability for the procedure is on a case-by-case basis. However, if you have two or more of the following dental issues, you may require a full mouth reconstruction procedure.

Missing teeth due to decay or trauma, Broken or fractured teeth, Worn out teeth due to acid or tooth grinding, Receding gums or gum disease, Continuing headache, and jaw and muscle pain.
Dr. Amy's Experience With Full Mouth Reconstruction
Dr. Khajavi has extensive experience in full mouth reconstruction and helping patients attain healthy, confident and dazzling smiles. Dr. Khajavi has won multiple awards as a dentist, holds advanced dental degrees and also offers other major dental procedures including cosmetic dentistry, treatment for neuromuscular problems, dental cleaning, and TMJ.

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