Restore Your SMile With Dental Implants
Dental implants for seniors
If you are a senior who has suffered from tooth loss and are looking for a more permanent and natural solution than dentures, we can help. Seniors are eligible to receive dental implants as long as they meet a few basic requirements.
Your oral surgeons in Wylie, TX will happily assist you in recommending a customized dental implant solution for your unique situation.
what is a dental implant?
Dental implants replace tooth roots with screw-like, metal posts – A crown is attached to that screw to serve as the missing tooth. The crown, or artificial tooth, mirrors a real tooth in terms of looks and functionality. This is ideal for patients with missing teeth as they can resume regular oral health routines and diets.
The placement of dental implants will require minor surgery. There is no need to be concerned about this procedure as your oral surgeons will walk you through everything. You will be under an anesthetic during the dental implant procedure(s), and you will not feel anything. Afterward, any mild discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain killers like Ibuprofen or Tylenol®.
why should I get dental implants?
Dental implant surgery is generally the best alternative to other teeth replacement options like dentures or bridgework. These teeth replacement options cannot provide the desired functioning and esthetic qualities that a dental implant can.
Dental implants are the ideal solution when there are no natural roots or surrounding teeth to allow for bridgework. Implants are also preferred over dentures simply in that they are a more permanent replacement solution. Patients can go about their normal life, routines, and diet as if they still had their natural teeth.
Do i qualify for dental implants if i am a senior?
Seniors are eligible to receive dental implants as long as they meet the basic requirements. Your oral surgeons in Wylie, TX will happily assist you in recommending a dental implant solution, depending on your own unique case.
You will qualify for dental implants as a senior based on a list of factors:
Candidates must have adequate bone for dental implants or be strong and healthy enough to undergo a bone graft
Candidates must have healthy oral tissues for dental implants
Candidates must have no health conditions that affect bone healing
Candidates must have a jawbone that has reached full growth
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benefits of dental implants for seniors
Dental implants are a permanent teeth replacement solution that is ideal for seniors who want a comfortable and natural feel to their smile. Patients choose dental implants so that they can regain confidence in laughing, eating, and talking and get back to their normal daily routines. With dental implants, patients can live and feel like they did when they had their natural teeth.
Here are a few of the excellent benefits of dental implants for seniors:
Dental implants are immensely more comfortable than dentures
Dental implants are much better for facial profile and bone
With dental implants, you can improve your nutrition and diet
One can regain confidence and a normal lifestyle and routine with dental implants
Dental implants have predictable and proven results
Dental implants are permanent
Dental Implants are easy to care for
When placed by a specialist, dental implants have a long-term success rate.
What is the cost of dental implants for seniors?
For dental implants, you can expect to spend between $1,500 and $6,000 for a single tooth implant and up to $34,000 for a full mouth of dental implants. Additionally, if you suffer from bone loss, you can expect to spend $200 to $3,000 on a bone grafting procedure per site – this is also dependent on your unique case.
What is the dental implant procedure for seniors?
The process of placing a dental implant for seniors involves a few steps, including:
Damaged tooth removal
Jawbone preparation if necessary
Dental implant placement
Bone healing and growth
Artificial tooth placement
can dental implants be done in one day?
Dental implants can be done in one day in a single procedure ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on how many teeth need to be implanted. During this procedure, fully functioning teeth will be placed for a period of about three to six months – you will then come back in for your permanent teeth to be placed.
are dental implants painful?
Dental implant procedures for seniors are not painful as you will receive anesthetic options during the surgery. Discomfort during recovery can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication like Ibuprofen and Tylenol®.
the best alternatives to dental implants for seniors?
Your oral surgeons will be able to advise you on alternatives to dental implants if you do not qualify for an implant due to certain factors.
Dental Implant alternatives include:
- Implant-supported bridge
- Resin-bonded bridge
- Partial dentures
- Full dentures
- Implant-supported dentures
- Dental bridges
Start Your Smile Journey with Dental Implants in Wylie, TX
If you would like to learn more about dental implants for seniors, give us a call. Our team will be delighted to assist you.
We look forward to welcoming you and starting your smile journey together!
- Dental Network of America (for Blue Cross Blue Shield dental)
- GEHA Connection Dental
- Humana (pending)
- Sunlife/Dental Health Alliance (pending)
- United Concordia & TriCare Dental Plan
- United Healthcare
Meet dr. Ganti
Dr. Ajay Ganti is a board-certified dual degree oral and maxillofacial surgeon who practices full scope oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Ganti earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine. He then matriculated into the Emory University School of Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree (MD). Dr. Ganti completed his surgical residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Emory University Hospital, with advanced training in dentoalveolar surgery, dental implants, bone grafting, facial trauma, orthognathic surgery and reconstructive surgery. In addition, he completed a General Surgery internship within the Emory University Department of Surgery.
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