Dental implants are a great alternative to dentures and bridges because they fuse with the jawbone to form a solid foundation to support one or more replacement teeth. This way, teeth remain permanently in your mouth, restoring oral function to nearly 100%.
Are you missing teeth in Rohnert Park, California, and think dental implants are a great option? There is no better office to have your smile restored with implants than Sonoma Smiles. Dr. Wayne Sutton has over 20 years of dental experience, so you can be assured of a superior outcome. With proper care, our dental implants last for life, but this leaves some patients “in my area,” asking whether there is an ideal age for getting implants.
A dental implant is a titanium post surgically inserted in the jawbone to support one or more replacement teeth. Dental implants are structured like natural teeth, replacing the entire tooth from the crown to the root.
They restore your oral function, confidence, and aesthetics like you never lost teeth.
To successfully place an implant, you must have sufficient bone density. If tooth loss or gum disease has led to a loss of your jawbone tissue, you may be deemed ineligible for implants. However, a bone graft can effectively enhance and stabilize your bone, opening the door to implant candidacy.
There’s truly no minimum age for getting dental implants. However, dental implants are successfully placed where the jawbone has fully matured, which happens when you are around 18, although some people don’t attain this full skeletal development until their early 20s.
Strictly, age doesn’t rule you out from implantology. Our dentist must evaluate your jawbone to confirm or rule out your implant eligibility. We use dental X-rays and 3D scanning technology to examine your jawbone. Remember that an implant placed before the jawbone matures will cause health complications in the future, especially in orthodontics.
As long as you are in good overall health and have a healthy jawbone, you can get an implant even in your 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Whether you have lost teeth to injury, gum disease, or decay, there is no reason tooth loss should affect your life. Call (707) 868-0666 to schedule an appointment with Sonoma Smiles for natural-looking dental implants.
A renowned cosmetic dentist in Sonoma County, Dr. Sutton has over 20 years of experience and maintains a standard of excellence at his implant center using the strongest dental implant bridge currently available to provide predictable full mouth dental implant reconstructions.
Dr. Sutton received his postgraduate at The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco and his doctorate and three years of experience as a clinical instructor from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1997, where he was the only one to receive the “Clinical Excellence Award”. He also studied Advanced Occlusion at the Hornbrook Group and earned his Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics.
Today, Dr. Sutton takes over 4 times the annual continuing education requirements to maintain his license. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (awarded his Fellowship), the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellowships status), the American Dental Implant Association (Diplomat status), the American Dental Association, the American Academy for Dental Sleep Medicine, and is a select cosmetic dentist recognized as an Official Dentist of the Mrs. Globe – Mrs. USA Pageants.