Am I Too Old For Dental Implants?
A question people often ask is, “Am I too old for dental implants?” The short answer is “no.” Senior citizens benefit from dental implants especially if they have missing teeth. Missing teeth leads to bone loss in your jaw.
If you want to get a healthy smile and regain overall oral health, dental implants are ideal. If you wear dentures and want a solution that isn’t fraught with pain and your dentures slipping while you talk or eat, dental implants are a permanent solution.
Dental implants give you a beautiful, healthy smile and improve your oral health. Implants allow you to eat the foods you once loved that perhaps you can no longer enjoy due to ill-fitting dentures or missing teeth.
Does age matter?
The sedation dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care say age isn’t the only factor in whether an individual is a candidate for dental implants. If you’re missing teeth and if you’ve neglected your dental health, don’t let fear that you are “too old” factor into your decision to call a dentist. Remember, too as we age, it is important that we are still able to enjoy foods we love. Also, if you are missing teeth you may not be as social as you’d like to be.
Do missing teeth matter?
An inescapable problem faced by individuals who have lost teeth is bone loss. When teeth are missing, the jawbone is no longer stimulated or used the way it’s intended and this causes the bone to resorb. This is a frequent problem denture wearers face; even missing one tooth contributes to bone loss. Dental implants prevent additional bone loss.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
To determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants, you will need to schedule an appointment at our office for a thorough dental examination.
If you’re curious about what is involved in the dental implant process, we urge you to attend one of our Free, no obligation, no commitment Dental Implant seminars. During the seminar you learn what is involved in the procedure, the benefits of it and you will receive a tour of our dental office. The seminars provide an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the dental implant process and our office and our staff.
The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care have probably placed and restored more dental implants than any other dentist in Western New York. Our experience assures our patients achieve the greatest level of care and the best outcomes.
You’ll notice the difference at Westermeier Martin Dental Care
We provide dental care in a non-judgmental manner. We cater to high fear or low pain threshold patients. In fact, we offer free nitrous oxide to patients who request it. If you have always dreamed of a healthy, bright smile but let fear or shame hold you back, give our office a call; you will notice the difference from the moment you call us to the time you walk through the door for your examination.
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