While you may think dental implants might only be for older people, there are many, many people who make good candidates for this option.
In general, most people between the ages of 18 and on up are good candidates to get implants. However, some circumstances may need careful consideration before proceeding. Here are a few of the most common circumstances:
- Someone who has significant periodontal disease. The disease might also affect an implant.
- People whose healing process has been compromised through certain chronic diseases or medications may find implant placement would need to be carefully considered and monitored.
- Someone who has been taking bisphosphonates for an extended period of time as a treatment for osteoporosis may not be a candidate for implants. They should consult with their physician and their dentist to discuss the option.