No one is “too old” for good oral health and comfortable oral function. Age can, however, be an important factor in treatment planning, because elderly patients often have health issues that must be considered in a full mouth reconstruction plan. For instance, if the doctor determines that a patient may not do well during or after surgery, he or she may recommend mini dental implants, instead of traditional implants, for denture retention. Don’t allow age to keep you from a healthy mouth and comfortable oral function. A competent dentist will be able to work with you to develop an appropriate, effective treatment plan, regardless of your age.
Your doctor can address questions on your unique full mouth reconstruction so you know exactly what to expect.