Are Dental Implants Safe for Seniors?

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Are Dental Implants Safe for Seniors?

When you have missing and broken teeth or other oral health issues, it may be the case that dental restoration is necessary to address the problem. Oral health issues not only make eating and talking more difficult, but they could also make you feel uncomfortable with your smile and lead to a decrease in confidence. Also, oral health problems can be a source of incredible pain and discomfort. As we age, everything in the body degrades including our teeth. And sometimes, older adults who are experiencing issues and pain with their oral health problems may be hesitant to speak up and say anything because they do not want to be a burden or are unsure if there’s anything they can do.

This is where modern dental technology can make a big difference in one’s overall quality of life. Dental implants can fix issues like missing or broken and cracked teeth and restore one’s smile back to the way it would be if all natural teeth were present and in good shape. For seniors that may be unsure about safety issues or risks with medical procedures, dental implant surgery is quite safe for everyone of all ages.

In California, if you are interested in learning more about dental implants and how they can help you fix your oral health issues, please reach out to McBride Dental to speak with the San Diego dental implant specialist. Dr. McBride has been providing dental implant services to patients for more than three decades and he can not only answer your questions but is happy to help you restore your smile.

How Safe are Dental Implants for Seniors?

Are Dental Implants Safe for SeniorsAnyone of any age can benefit from dental implants, including seniors. When considering how to manage the problem of missing teeth, dentures tend to be the fall-back approach, but they are not a permanent solution. Dentures can provide some amount of relief for missing teeth, but they are uncomfortable and still, patients with dentures have limitations on speech and eating. Dental implants, by contrast, alleviate those limitations. Speaking more clearly is possible and you can also eat all of the foods you love again.

The longer one goes without addressing missing teeth the worse their medical situation will be. When there are holes in the mouth, the jawbone tissue will start to degrade. As this happens the structure of one’s face will actually begin to lose its shape and appear deformed and sagging. However, when addressed promptly through dental implant technology, the dental implant itself can ward off this problem. Through osseointegration, the implant will fuse to the jawbone to create a stable and solid hold in the mouth and as a result, also promote bone tissue development. A disintegrating jawbone from missing teeth can become healthy and strong again with dental implants.

Speak with a San Diego Dental Implant Specialist Today

Dental implants provide a long-lasting solution to missing teeth and they can be cared for much like you would with natural teeth. They are comfortable and durable, and they can preserve one’s oral health. For more information on how dental implants could be helpful for your situation, you can call McBride Dental to schedule a free consultation with the San Marcos dental implant doctor at (760) 471-1003.

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