Full mouth dental implants tips for older folks

The Dental Implant Centre has internationally recognized surgeons who can help you with your full mouth dental implants. We want our patients to have all the information they need to make the correct choice. That’s why we’ve put together some full mouth dental implants tips for people who are over 60.

Gum disease is a number one concern for folks in this age bracket. Gingivitis is the first stage and the one that is most easily treated. Periodontitis is the form of gum disease that can affect our ability to place dental implants for seniors. It’s important that you recognize the early signs of gingivitis so you can take necessary steps.

Warning Signs

Keep in mind that you can have gum disease without any warning signs. The kind of treatment we offer depends on how far the disease has progressed. Being proactive by treating the disease at home helps to strengthen our efforts. Cleaning between your dental implants regularly is important.

We also deal with a number of older people who have lost one or more teeth. Research tells us that most people between the ages of 20 and 64 have at least one missing or decayed tooth. A fair number of people have several teeth missing and that’s where our full mouth dental implants come into play.

If you’re looking at getting some work done, keep in mind that we offer a consultation. You’ll be able to speak to one of our implant coordinators who can decide on the best option for you. Older people who are missing several teeth should have them replaced for several very good reasons.

  • A series of missing teeth can affect how you eat and speak. This is especially important because seniors need to have good nutrition to keep their health up as they age.
  • Missing teeth like molars can even affect the way you chew your food. In some extreme cases, missing teeth can even result in bone loss along your jawline.
  • If you have several missing teeth, the others can shift into the space that’s left open causing further problems.

Old folks can also suffer from a condition known as dry mouth. Quite often, this is the result of taking certain kinds of medications. The Dental Implant Centre is always available to answer any and all of your questions. If you’re an older person looking to find out more about full mouth dental implants, why not get in touch with us today?