Dental Implants In Older Seniors

How Old is Too Old for Dental Implants?

You might be wondering if you’re too old for dental implants. Fortunately, they’re just as safe and effective in older patients as they are in younger ones. Dental implants can increase the quality of life in older patients because they gain confidence when eating and smiling.

Since people are living longer, it’s common for many to lose their teeth to decay or gum disease when they reach 70, 80 and 90 years old. People sometimes find themselves needing dentures though they can quickly become an annoyance when loose. Eating and smiling may prove difficult and even painful.

As we get older, socializing, eating good food, and making new memories become more important. That’s why the older seniors shouldn’t waste time with dentures if they’re not comfortable, they don’t permit eating favorite foods, or just don’t work with their lifestyle. Dental implants are the perfect solution for people, no matter their age. Dental implants drastically improve quality of life through proper nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Even someone with only a few years of life expectancy can safely receive dental implants!

Benefits of Dental Implants for Seniors

Older patients can find many great benefits to dental implants including:

  • Better eating and increased nutrition
  • Healthy and active lifestyle
  • Low chance of bone loss
  • Increased social life with friends and family
  • Quality of life improvement

Dental Implant Considerations in the Elderly

Slower Healing
The elderly have a slightly slower recovery time compared to younger patients. Experienced Dental Implant Experts like Dr. Bramanti will make sure the process is gentler and promotes faster healing and tissue repair.

Dental Implant Risk Factors for Seniors
There are a few risk factors that could affect the outcome of the dental implant procedure in older patients.

Pre-existing Conditions
Patients with cancer, diabetes, or gum disease are at risk for delayed healing. Likewise for those that smoke, take certain medications, or drink alcohol.

Bone Loss
Dental implants are designed to fuse with existing bone. If a patient’s bone is not sufficient, extra steps including bone grafting may need to be taken to make sure the implant fuses correctly.

Osteoporosis Medicines (Bisphosphonate)
Those taking I.V. infusion medications for bone loss or osteoporosis might see complications as these medications affect the bone’s cells. Oral medications do not seem to pose a risk.

Not Following Directions
Paying close attention to the doctor’s instructions will help avoid any possible dental implant complications.

When Dr. Bramanti evaluates your clinical condition and medical history, he will look at overall, oral, and bone health as well as any pre-existing conditions that require certain medications. You’ll notice that age is not on that list!

How Old Is Too Old To Have A Dental Implant?

Here’s good news. If you’ve suffered bone loss because of periodontal disease or tooth loss, you could still be a candidate for dental implants. While there is typically an age requirement for younger patients, Seniors are never “too old” to get dental implants. As long as Senior citizens are free of gum disease, tooth decay, and have healthy enough jaw bone, dental implant placement can be a highly predictable treatment. Be sure to let Dr. Bramanti know if you’re taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications, including supplements, as certain drugs might interfere with the process where the implant integrates with the bone.  You can expect dental implants to last for the rest of your life. 

In fact, a review study found that dental implants in people over 65 saw up to a 97% success rate:

Clinical studies provide robust evidence favoring dental implant therapy in elderly edentulous patients as a predictable long-term treatment option in terms of high implant survival rates, clinically acceptable bone stability, and minimal complications. 

Therefore, age alone need not be considered a factor in effectuating dental implant therapy, and implants should be a recommended treatment option in the rehabilitation of elderly edentulous patients in order to help improve their oral function and quality of life.

So are dental implants safe for the elderly?


Dr. Bramanti has been serving Seniors in Fresno and throughout the Central Valley for 30 years. Come find out why over 10,000 Seniors have chosen Dr. Bramanti for their dental implant solutions. Dr. Bramanti loves helping Seniors and is uniquely qualified to guide you to the best and most affordable dental implant treatment that fits your life plan. Dr. Bramanti can make your new smile a reality, even if you’ve gone years since having your teeth removed. 

Change your smile and your life today!

Our Seniors can benefit from teeth implants just as much as anyone else. If you’re someone who has struggled with missing teeth or have hesitations about moving to a full mouth makeover, I invite you to come visit with me for a consultation. Come share your struggles and desires for a better life, and I will guide you to the most affordable and effective treatment recommendation that fits your life plan. Dental implants replace missing teeth permanently, giving you the freedom to smile, laugh, eat, and speak without inhibition. Their stable and secure fit offers you peace of mind, knowing they won’t slip or shift, thus leading to a significant boost in your self-esteem and quality of life. When you feel free to laugh around friends, eat out with your family, or even pose in photographs again, the investment is more than worth it.

If you’re tired of living with embarrassment, denture pain or a limited diet, getting dental implants can change that. Once your restorations are fully integrated and restored, the difference is astounding. You don’t have to wear removable dentures anymore. Seniors can benefit from permanent teeth implants just as much as people 20-30 years younger than them. So, whether you need to replace multiple teeth or you recently lost teeth and want an alternative to dentures, Dr. Bramanti can help you find the best dental implant solution. At Affordable Dental Implant Excellence, Dr. Bramanti understands the importance of dental health in ensuring a fulfilling lifestyle for Seniors. That’s why Dr. Bramanti offers quality dental implants for Seniors at affordable rates in Fresno and the Central Valley.

Experience the unparalleled difference at affordable dental implant excellence

Each of our new patients will have a chance to spend time with Dr. Bramanti to learn more about what dental implant options are available. Thousands of our existing and current patients will tell you how life-changing dental implants can be! Even if you’ve gone months or years with missing teeth, it’s never too late to take steps toward dental implants.

Dental implants bring transformative benefits that extend far beyond merely restoring lost teeth. Dental implants serve as catalysts for enhancing your overall quality of life by improving oral health, contributing to better nutrition, maintaining facial esthetics, and most importantly, boosting confidence. Under the expert care and guidance of Dr. Bramanti, you’re not just restoring your smile, but reclaiming your life.

Don’t let another day go by dreaming of a new smile. Today is the day to take the next step on your journey to a healthier, brighter life. Contact our office today to schedule your personalized consultation, and discover how thousands of others, just like you, have transformed their lives at Affordable Dental Implant Excellence.

You are the reason this practice exists

Dr. Bramanti’s primary goal will always
be your well-being and comfort.

Delivering the highest quality dentistry in a caring, compassionate environment is Dr. Bramanti’s primary approach to health. His attention to the smallest details takes time and effort. It is his belief that you are entitled to optimal dental health and the advanced care that only time, effort, and attention to detail can provide.