Is there an age limit for dental implants?

Is there an age limit for dental implants?


Many patients think they are too old to get dental implants and think that they will have to conform with an old regular denture. Their life quality gets affected because of this. People over 65 have an average of 18.9 teeth of the 32 that form the complete denture.  About 25% of people in the same group do not have any teeth.  People who have smoked or smoked in the past have a higher incidence of dental loss. These statistics show that for many older people it is normal to lose a tooth, but this should not cause a decrease in oral health or make it impossible to smile. Dental implants are an ideal solution to combat tooth loss.


Also Read: How Much Do Dental Implants Cost? A Complete Guide


Dental implants allow you to chew food with the same confidence as natural teeth. They connect directly to the jaw and do not damage adjacent teeth. They are designed to mimic natural teeth in their color and appearance. They are very durable lasting from 5 to 10 years or even longer with the proper care.
The only real age constraints for dental implants is for younger people, as patients must have reached adulthood so their bones stopped growing.  If the space between the teeth changes, that can be a problem because the dental implant’s position might shift. The ideal candidate for dental implants should have:

  • Good general health
  • Adequate amount of bone
  • No Periodontal disease on the gums

Older people achieve similar success rates than younger people if they fulfill this criteria and don’t have a history of smoking. In the case that the patient doesn’t have enough bone left, we can do a bone graft or a sinus lift to help with the integrity of the bone.



If you want to know more about what our dentists in Cancun Cosmetic Dentistry can do for you call toll free from USA and Canada 1-800-565-1424, or if you are already on vacation in Cancun and want to meet us, you can call us for an appointment at the following local number (998) 1-40-51-25.


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