As you climb the ladder of years, your oral health can become a greater concern. Teeth can become damaged or need to be extracted. Commonly, dental patients wonder if they are too old to make dental implants a worthwhile and effective solution but age is not a determining factor. Overall health is a much better predictor of whether dental implants are the right choice for a patient. Here are a few reasons why:
Comfort and Security
Implants are much more secure than dentures.
They are secured permanently to the underlying bone, and shift around much less easily. They are noticeably more comfortable, and allow you to eat, speak, and smile without worrying that they will come loose or shift around. These factors can have a surprisingly noticeable positive effect on your quality of life.
Dental implants eliminate the need for time-consuming maintenance. There is no more need to remove dentures for cleaning, or to use messy pastes to adhere them to the gums.
Implants look natural. You can seldom tell whether the teeth are natural or implanted. This gives patients a sense of confidence and freedom in their daily lives.
Implants can last for many years. Depending on factors such as:
- Location of the implants
- Overall health of the patient
- Regularity of dental check-ups
- Oral hygiene
Implants can last for 20-25 years or longer.
These are a few of the reasons that many dental patients, young and old, opt for implants to replace damaged or missing teeth.
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