Dental implants are by far the best tooth replacement method available for patients who suffer from one or more missing teeth. The strength, longevity, convenience, and appearance of dental implants are unparalleled when compared to alternative options like dental bridges or dentures.
Many older patients have resigned themselves to the use of bridges or dentures, when the truth is that age is not a deterrent for dental implants. Anyone who is healthy enough to undergo basic, routine dentistry is a potential candidate for dental implants. In fact, the oldest known patient who has dental implants is 88 years old.
Dental implant candidacy does not depend on age, but upon the following basic requirements:
- You must be in good health
- You must have healthy gum tissue, free of periodontal disease
- You should have sufficient bone for the implant to fuse to
- You should be committed to good oral hygiene
Ultimately, the best way to determine whether dental implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with our San Diego office. Dr. Strober can examine your current oral health and help you move forward with a treatment plan for your missing teeth.