Dental implants are becoming more popular for patients in St. Charles, Elgin, Batavia, Geneva and surrounding communities in need of a tooth replacement. Dental implants are preferred by many due to its durability. They look similar to natural teeth and can well replicate functions of natural teeth.
Tooth loss can occur among wide range of age groups due to trauma, tooth decay, or other oral disease. Fortunately, people of nearly all age groups are good candidates for dental implants, as long as they have an adequate amount of bone to hold the implant.
Dental Implants for Children
The only age group that dental implants may not be the right choice is children, because their jaw bones have not fully developed. As a child’s jaw bone continues to grow and change, it could affect the implant, as well. However, if the tooth replacement is needed in combination with other treatment, such as orthodontics, an implant may be included in the comprehensive dental treatment plan.
Dental Implants for Older Patients
Dental implants can be right solution for mature patients. A dentist can place dental implants in older patients as long as there is sufficient bone structure to allow the dental implant to integrate with the bone. If the bone has receded significantly—which may happen in long-term denture wearers, for example—dental implants may still be an option if the dentist can perform a graft to supplement the quantity of jaw bone available for the implant.
Although patient’s age is not major a factor in a dental implant’s success, certain conditions should be addressed before implants can be placed. A patient must be in good health overall. A patient who has uncontrolled diabetes may not be a candidate for dental implants. Other serious oral health issues, such as advanced periodontal disease, must also be treated before the implant surgery can be preform. Furthermore, people that smoke regularly should seriously consider trying to quit before they get dental implants.
Free Dental Implant and All-on-4 Consultation
If you need to replace a single tooth or All-on-4 teeth in a day, consider consulting with Dr. Rene Tanquilut, a renowned dental implant dentist in Western Suburbs of Chicago. Randallwood Dental is now accepting new patients of all ages from St Charles, Elgin, South Elgin, North Aurora, Geneva, and Batavia. We offer several affordable dental implant options and also have financial plans available. Call our dental office in St Charles at (630) 280-3774 today to set up your free consultation.