4 ways they can change your life!
There is a somewhat common misconception that cosmetic dentistry is only suitable for younger people, even though many people who are over the age of 60 may benefit more from undertaking many of the cosmetic options available.
And, when it comes to the world of oral implants, as long as your overall dental health is good, there is no such thing as being ‘too old’ for implants! While many older patients have concerns about factors such as bone loss or illness, there is no upper age limit on having dental implants Melbourne, and this age group may benefit more from having them fitted!
But what are some of the advantages of having dental implants if you are over the age of 60? Read on to find out!
Better overall health
It has long been established that if you have missing teeth, you are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and other conditions like diabetes or even cancer due to plaque accumulation in the mouth. And that is in fact regardless of age and general lifestyle!
But, if you have dental implants from your dentist fitted, the plaque attracting gaps will vanish, giving your overall health a boost and preventing some very serious conditions from developing!
Many ladies who have been through the menopause experience osteoporosis; a condition which causes bones to weaken due to the natural change in hormone levels.
Many women who have this disorder feel that their bones may be too weak to support oral implants but, depending on the decision of your dentist, you may be suited for subperiosteal implants (one which fits under the gum, but on top of the jawbone), allowing you to regain the strength of your bite.
And, as diet plays an important part in the management of osteoporosis, having implants fitted can help you manage this condition better!
It is anunfortunate reality that many more mature people experience higher levels of inflammation due to arthritis.
And, if you have missing teeth, chances are that plaque is infiltrating its way into your system via swallowing or inflamed gums, which creates an immune response. Sadly, that immune response is yet more inflammation!
Having implants fitted reduces the amount of plaque in the mouth due to a lack of hiding spots and so, oral implants have been linked to a reduction in inflammatory markers in the body long-term! Perfect!
Quality of life
Many people with dentures miss being able to bite into apples or chew on toffee as they did when they had natural teeth.
And of course, being able to indulge in treats alongside a healthy diet is what life is all about! Once your implants are fitted and have settled, you will be able to eat a wider variety of food without worrying about your teeth moving or falling out. Apples, toffee, corn on the cob – you can have it all! Now that’s going to boost both your mood and your overall quality of life! Who could ask for anything more, whatever their age!
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified practitioner.