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Blog: Age restriction on getting implant


Dental implants are one of the most advanced forms of tooth replacement and at Lovesmile we're seeing the number of people taking advantage of this treatment grow year on year. Implants are one of the best options for replacing teeth because not only do they look incredibly natural but they function in almost the same way as your real teeth.

 

You can be too young for implants but age itself is not a barrier. The state of your health is an important criteria and your dentist will determine your suitability for surgery. After general health the most important criteria is probably whether there is sufficient quality and quantity of bone to accommodate implants. Our dentists at Lovesmile clinic will assess this and advise if you are suitable. Contrary to what many people believe, (relative) old age alone is not a barrier to having dental implants.

 

The Elderly

 

Dental implants have shown to be successful in patients in their 80s and even 90s. Though a patient's health should be taken into consideration, there is generally no upper age limit for dental implant surgery.

 

If you're interested in learning more about how dental implants could help you or your elderly parent for example, then please get in touch with Lovesmile and book a consultation where you can get your questions answered and discuss your best options.

 

The Young:

 

Unfortunately, it is the younger age group that faces restrictions when it comes to dental implants. The procedure requires a fully developed jaw, so generally a dental implant patient must be at least 17 or 18 years old, but this is not a set number. Because every individual is different, our oral surgeon at Lovesmile can determine if a younger candidate is right for a dental implant procedure.

 

 

 

 

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