Dental Implants for Seniors

You’re Never Too Old for a New Smile

If you’re reaching your golden years and are facing the daily struggle of removable dentures, we have a state-of-the-art solution for you. Over time, it's common for natural teeth to suffer from damage, decay, or loss due to factors like gum disease, tooth decay, or injury. For anyone aged 40-60 or beyond, dentures offer an excellent solution to restore your ability to chew and speak comfortably and enhance your smile and overall oral health.

Dental implants are a new and high-tech dental procedure that will have you saying goodbye to oral adhesives and overnight soaking regimens. If you’re a senior and looking for a permanent smile that looks and feels like your natural teeth, consider dental implants from Affordable Dentures & Implants.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small, titanium rods, that are surgically placed into the jawbone to mimic the root of a tooth. A dental crown, or false tooth, will then be attached to this implant to achieve a seamless and permanent look. Besides filling the gap in your smile, these implants will actually stimulate bone growth within the jaw to help keep you looking young for the years to come.

There are all sorts of implants for all different types of needs, our specialized dentists will be able to assist you and guide you through your best options. In fact, there are implant options that can replace an entire dental arch similarly to dentures, these are known as snap-in dentures and are a common option for seniors.

Can Seniors Get Dental Implants?

Absolutely. You will need to consult with your dentist to make sure that you qualify for this procedure, but we have helped thousands of senior citizens acquire dental implants over the years.

Implants are a great option for seniors because they require less maintenance, they feel like real teeth, and they will stimulate bone growth while also stopping bone loss from missing teeth. As your jaw maintains its structure, you’ll be able to stay looking youthful for much longer.

Can Dental Implants Be Obtained Several Years After Extraction?

If you had extractions many years ago, it's possible that you might need a bone graft to address any jawbone deterioration that may have occurred since the teeth have been removed. Dental implants rely on adequate bone support for success and this bone begins to diminish with age and as we lose teeth. While a bone graft isn't always necessary, it's something you should discuss with your local Affordable Dentures & Implants dentist to ensure that your implant procedure is successful.

Dental Implants for Seniors vs Traditional Dentures

While dentures may be a great option for missing teeth, they can be uncomfortable, difficult to maintain, and costly over the years. They wear out quickly and can require appointments for relines and adjustments as your mouth shifts and changes.

Dental implants are permanent and act just like regular teeth. You will brush and floss them just like regular teeth and they are much stronger than dentures, which allows you to eat a much more diverse range of foods. When you can eat everything you like, your diet will be much more sufficient and you’ll be able to keep your body in great shape as you age.

Upfront, dental implants are often more expensive than traditional dentures. However, when you factor in the extra time you’ll need to take to maintain dentures as well as the extra costs of replacement and repairs, we consider implants to be a much more worthwhile investment.

Will Medicare Cover Dental Implants?

While not all Medicare plans will cover dental implants, a local denture practice near you will be able to tell you if your insurance will cover the cost of dental implants. There are also options through Medicaid and third-party care providers that would be worth looking into.

We also offer many different payment options so that each patient has the opportunity to achieve their best smile yet.

A Permanent Solution With a Big Impact

If you’re a senior citizen and the idea of throwing away your oral adhesives and soaking solutions sounds enticing, you may want to consider a dental implant procedure. Our highly skilled staff is ready and waiting to help you decide if this might be a good option for you. Call your local office to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step toward your best smile yet.

Buy With Confidence

Your satisfaction means everything to us! We want you to not only walk out of our practice with a confident, new smile… we also want you to feel confident in the decision you make to trust us with your tooth replacement care. We look forward to serving you.