Am I Too Old For Dental Implants?

too old for dental implants

If you are missing teeth, you might be contemplating some of the different options available for replacing them. Missing teeth can lead to social withdrawal for some, and many simply are not happy with the way they look. They lack self-confidence. Perhaps you have come across the idea of implant dentistry, but you worry that you are too old for dental implants. However, you might be surprised, as these could still be a good solution for you.

You will find that there is not really an upper age limit when it comes to getting implant dentistry. If you are missing teeth, and you want to improve your ability to chew, you may want to consider all the benefits that dental implants can provide. Even if you are in your 60s, 70s, and beyond, you are not too old for dental implants in most cases.

You might be worried about recovering from the procedure. However, you will find that it is quite simple. In fact, most people will recover from the implant dentistry even faster than they will from having a tooth extracted. There may be some mild discomfort for a few days, but it is usually easy to control with over the counter medications.

With the dental implants, you will not have to worry about dentures. You can continue to eat food easily and maintain your nutrition. In addition, the implants can support the other teeth in your mouth, as well as jaw health. You will find that your quality of life can go up significantly.

Find Out If You Are a Good Candidate for Dental Implants from Our Overland Park Dentist

Most people are not too old for dental implants, but you still need to be a good candidate. Make sure you take the time to speak with our implant dentists at KC Smile about this option so they can examine you and see if it will work well for your mouth. You can contact us through our online contact page or by calling 913-491-6874.

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Using the most advanced materials and techniques, Dr. Ross S. Headley will transform your smile. As Kansas’ only accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Headley understands how unhealthy or unattractive teeth can negatively impact a patient’s life. He witnesses daily how beautiful healthy teeth change lives. Take a moment and explore the options available for you.

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