Q: Can older people over 60 get dental implants?
A: Many people lose their teeth as they become older. A person’s quality of life and appearance are severely limited by tooth loss. The conventional remedy has been dentures, although they have significant drawbacks. Compared to traditional dentures, dental implants are a superior solution. Dental implants are also far more durable than a fixed bridge or a partial denture. They appear more natural, do not place any restrictions on what you may eat, do not need to be taken off for cleaning or before sleeping, and won’t slip or fall off when least expected.
They are a great option for permanent dentures, whether there are a few missing teeth, many, or no teeth at all. However, a patient must have a full physical examination and dental examination before getting dental implants. Your dentist will evaluate if dental implants are a good option for you.
Surgery is required for implants, and a weakened immune system may make recuperation more difficult. Uncontrolled diabetes and other illnesses that lower immunity will typically work against the procedure. In order to determine whether the jaw bone is of good enough quality to support the new tooth under the anticipated chewing forces, an examination is also required. Bone grafting is an option if bone density is a problem, but it will cost more. In conclusion, the majority of “healthy” seniors can be candidates for dental implants (subject to evaluation). However, the recuperation process after surgery might be lengthy.
Q: Can an implant be used to replace a front upper tooth? Is the procedure challenging?
A: A permanent fixed tooth is a fantastic solution to this problem. In addition to being strong, front teeth are important for their cosmetic appeal. But replacing a front fixed tooth cosmetically calls for skill and accuracy. The damaged tooth must first be thoroughly removed without causing any damage to the surrounding bone or tissue. The dental implant procedure could fail if the socket is damaged. The titanium root must be secured firmly in the empty socket. The osseointegration process is how the surrounding bone develops onto the implant’s surface to give it strength. Osseointegration may not succeed if there is a space between the surface of the new root and the surrounding bone.
The conical shape of the front teeth’s sockets makes them particularly problematic. As a result, the exact-sized post must be screwed in deeply so that no space is left around the new tooth. This calls for accuracy and knowledge. If you get an implant on your front tooth, you’ll get a long-lasting, trouble-free restoration with excellent aesthetic qualities. Before loading, you only need to give it enough time to properly osseointegrate.