At most modern clinics, implant insertion is a routine procedure. After decades of experience and technology development you have little to worry about. These days, implants don’t just look like a natural tooth, they also work like one. In most cases, there is no age limit to have an implant inserted and periodontitis, diabetes or other illnesses don’t pose a problem either. Tl;dr: pretty much anyone can have an implant.
For the young and for the older ones
Today, implants are suitable for almost all age categories. Generally, they are recommended if you’re over 18 and male or over 16 and female. If you’re younger, tests and examinations are needed to see what we can do and this is mainly because up until that age, the bone of your upper front teeth is still growing. The treatment is also suitable for elderly people, even if they suffer from bone loss and it’s them, who can find implants more comfortable than prosthesis. Not only do they look good, they are also more practical. You’re not limited when it comes to food and you’ll never have to worry about losing your prosthesis again.
Diabetes and heart diseases pose no threat
In the past, diabetes ruled out implants, but with the advanced technology available today those days are gone and diabetes patients are treated just like all other clients. If you suffer from diabetes, all you have to do is inform the implantologist, as higher sugar levels effect bone growth and healing process, which is crucial to a successful implant procedure. As it also increases the risk of infection, it is very important for your sugar levels to be measured closely before the treatment as well as throughout the recovery period.
Infections are usually battled with antibiotics but also good oral hygiene. The same applies to patients with cardiac problems, who are more susceptible to heart infection also known as endocarditis. If you suffer from endocarditis, bacteria from your mouth get into your blood stream and your heart. To avoid infections, antibiotics are used.
Do you suffer from osteoporosis? You cans still have an implant
Osteoporosis, also known as bone loss, is no obstacle to have an implant. If an implant is inserted into a bone suffering from the illness, it heals just as well as it does normally. The only condition for a successful implant insertion is a good implantologist and a good clinic.
Implants during pregnancy? Only if necessary
If you’re pregnant (congratulations, btw!), you can only have an implant in the second trimester. However, an implant is usually not an acute thing, so we advise you to wait and come to see us once you’ve given birth.
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