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The Impact of Age on Dental Implant Candidacy and Success Rates

Posted on 5/8/2023 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
The Impact of Age on Dental Implant Candidacy and Success RatesAge is essential when deciding whether a patient is a good candidate for dental implants and predicting long-term success. Generally, dental implants are effective and safe for all ages and can be installed even on older adults. However, some age-related factors can affect the success of the implants.

Health Issues are Common in Older Adults

Older adults have a higher likelihood of some diseases such as hypertension. If there exists a condition that can affect the surgery or healing process, this can make the individuals not good candidates. Before installation of the implants, dentists must investigate each individual's overall health.

Reduced Bone Density

Older adults can have reduced bone density. It mostly occurs as a part of the natural aging process. Also, poor nutrition or medication can contribute to a weak jawbone. With reduced bone density, it becomes quite challenging to place the implants, as they require healthy bone tissue for fusion. In such cases, dentists will recommend bone grafting before dental implant installation. Only a dental expert can advise you if you are a good candidate for the implants.

Poor Oral Hygiene

Dentists recommend good oral hygiene to guarantee the success of dental implants. Older adults might not be aggressive in regularly brushing and flossing their teeth. Older adults tend to have poor oral hygiene practices, which might affect the success of dental tools. Dentists encourage everyone to check their dental health for the best outcome.

For anyone considering the installation of any dental tools, it is important to undergo a comprehensive evaluation by dentists to determine whether you are a good candidate. The implants have higher success rates for people who are in overall good health and have a good jawbone density. Dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices also increase the long-term success of any dental tools. Ideally, age is one of many determinants of implant candidacy and success.

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Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla

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Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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