The Hills Dental Spa

Dental Implants: Does Your Age Matter?

Dental implants have rightly been called one of the greatest advances in dentistry: titanium posts that are inserted into the jaw to support one or more artificial teeth. Dental implants are available at The Hills Dental Spa in Austin TX.

A common concern for many patients is whether they are too old for a dental implant. We’ll give you the good news in one short word: no! No, age is seldom, if ever, a factor in whether someone is a good candidate for an implant.

The most important consideration is your overall health. Chronic conditions like diabetes or cancer can interfere with the healing process following an implant, so patients with these issues may not be good candidates.

Tobacco use may also rule someone out. Whether it’s smoked or chewed, tobacco can slow the healing process.

Bone Density

A dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth. It fuses with the bone, and in addition to supporting a tooth, prevents bone recession. This leads to another important factor: a patient has to have enough healthy bone to support it.

Even if you don’t, there are options. Bone grafting is a fairly simple procedure that promotes the growth of new bone.

A final consideration: a patient must  have healthy gum tissue. The best implant candidates should be committed to good dental health, including regular dental visits.

If you’re concerned that you are too old to get a dental implant, rest assured: age is not an issue. At name of practice, we specialize in replacing teeth with single and multiple dental implants. We also offer a full range of general dentistry services. Call our office to schedule an appointnent today!

At The Hills Dental Spa in Austin TX, we offer dental implants, and want all our patients to enjoy healthy smiles. Call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact The Hills Dental Spa:


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6836 Bee Cave Road, Building 1 Suite 300
Austin, Texas

Posted in: Dental health, Dental Implants, Dentures, Healthy smiles

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