Not necessarily! Generally speaking, if you are healthy enough to undergo a routine surgical procedure, you are healthy enough for dental implant surgery. It really must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. As an individual, you have unique health factors, personal goals and expectations that Dr. Gordon Chee will want to discuss with you, as part of determining your candidacy.
Teeth To Last A Lifetime
In the past, people didn't expect to have their teeth last into their 80s and 90s. Instead, most assumed they would get dentures at some point. Today, with adults living healthy, active lives well into advanced age, and with today's innovative dentistry techniques, keeping your original smile is not uncommon.
But it remains typical to lose one or more teeth over the years. Tooth decay, injury and gum disease are a few of the main culprits leading to tooth loss. With implant dentistry, you can replace those teeth that are missing while keeping the surrounding healthy teeth.
One of the great things about dental implants is their longevity. If you maintain good dental hygiene, dental implants can last decades without any problems.
You and Dr. Chee will review any factors affecting your dental implant candidacy, such as:
- Active tooth decay
- Active gum disease
- Density of the bone beneath your teeth
- Current health conditions
There's no reason that your age should affect your candidacy. Instead, it has everything to do with your oral health and overall health.
The only way to know for sure if you are a candidate is to visit Dr. Chee for a personalized, FREE consultation. To arrange your appointment, please call the experienced Aesthetic Dental Studio staff at 403-543-4600. Our dentistry office is located in Calgary, AB.