If you are 62 or older and have missing teeth, maybe you think that you cannot get dental implants. You will be glad to learn that this is not the case. Elderly people are ideal candidates for dental implants. If you have been wearing removable dentures and are considering implant treatment, you can get them. There are many benefits that come with dental implants for seniors.
No more Removable Teeth
One of the biggest advantages is that implants for seniors replace the need for having removable dentures or plates in their mouths. While stabilized overdenture designs are available, dental implants provide a better choice for the elderly. They look like real teeth. They also feel like real teeth. A senior will be more comfortable with dental implants because he or she does not have to remove their restoration after meals to clean it. He or she will not have to mess with strips or sticky adhesives or worry about removing their teeth at night before heading to bed.
You eat Anything
Denture wearers have to change their home care routine. They also need to alter what they eat. However, once they replace their dentures with fixed dental implants, they have peace of mind because the restoration does not slip, rock, or rub against the gums as it happens with a denture. The streamlined design and biting pressure offered by dental implants allow seniors to eat anything they like, including medium-well steak and crispy vegetables.
Delayed facial Aging
It is natural to notice some sunken-in tissues as we age. However, patients with tooth or bone loss experience significant premature aging since there is a loss of support behind the cheeks and lips. Receiving dental implants can help reverse or delay premature aging. The design of the implants provides natural facial fullness, thus ensuring a youthful look.
If you are a senior citizen and have been living with dentures, it's time to replace them with dental implants. Schedule an appointment with us to start the implant placement process.
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