“Am I too old for dental implants?” This is probably the most common question being asked about senior dental implants.
The Answer is No! Unless you have serious health problems, dental implants are an excellent option for just about anyone missing a tooth or teeth – including seniors!
So How Much Do Dental Implants For Seniors Cost?
Single Tooth Dental Implant For Seniors: $1,000 to $3,000+
Full Set Of Dental Implants For Seniors: $24,000 to $49,000+
Life expectancies are increasing year over year and many cosmetic dentists are working with patients as old as 85 to 90 years of age.
Why? They Improve Quality Of Life, Possibly Your Overall Health
Limiting yourself to only eating soft foods and avoiding foods you’ve eaten all your life is a tough to swallow (literally!). You’ve worked hard for what you have and should be able to enjoy a decent meal everyday.
Additionally, people who start to avoid certain types of foods because they’re too hard too eat (nuts, apples, etc.) may start impacting their diet, which can lead to health issues.
Senior dental implants can fix these issues and more, giving you back that smile you’ve been hiding because of your teeth issues.
Are Dentures An Affordable Option?
Of course they are. They are cost effective and recent advances have them looking great and lasting longer, however, when compared to dental implants, they:
- Take up more room in your mouth, impacting meals
- Have to be soaked
- Must be replaced every few years
- Sometimes require adhesive
- Are more prone to cracking than implants
One solution does not fit all, and there are instances where dentures may actually be better for you. It’s important to meet with a dental expert and explore all options available to you, but if you have the money, or more importantly coverage, look into dental implants!