Dr. David Cannon and his team at Cannon Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, offer affordable dentures. Dr. Cannon has several options available, including conventional dentures and implant-supported dentures. Implants are not just for the elderly, plus more people in their thirties have dentures than you may realize. For the sake of this discussion, we will be looking at implant-supported dentures and if they are suitable for the elderly.
When you get to be a particular age, it is natural to wonder if dental implants are still suitable for you. You could be worried about the success rate associated with implants and people who are older. You could also be wondering if an implant will work as well for you as it would be for a younger individual. All of these are typical questions to have. The great news is that the dental implants necessary for you to wear implant-supported dentures are just as effective and safe for older individuals. There is no age too old for implants as long as your jawbone is healthy enough to support them.
What to Expect
As an older individual, what can you expect when it comes to receiving implants and implant-supported dentures? First, you will be required to schedule a consultation with your dentist so they can examine your mouth. X-rays will be taken to make sure your jawbone is healthy enough to support implants, and then you will discuss implant options and set a plan for the implant surgery.
Once these steps have been followed, you will undergo the implant procedure, during which the implants will be surgically inserted into your jaw. It is a surgical procedure. Your jaw will then need a few weeks to fuse with the implants fully. Dentures, which you will have, crafted separately by your dentist, will need to be made, and those will affix to the implants. These dentures will replace the entire arch of teeth and provide fantastic stability and strength for everyday functionality.
Dr. David Cannon and his team at Cannon Dental want to make your transition to dentures as easy and comfortable as possible. When you come in for a visit, Dr. Cannon will develop a comprehensive dental plan specifically for your needs. To schedule an appointment, please call (801) 406-9985 today!