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Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implants?

young couple | tooth replacement gasport nyToday, dental implants are a very popular choice for tooth replacement. They are an excellent option for those who want a permanent tooth replacement that will last and will be extremely strong and natural-looking.

The procedure for dental implants includes first placing the implant post into your jawline and letting it heal completely. This process can take around six weeks, and your dentist will consult with you on the best ways to care for your implant during that time. Once the implant heals, you can have a full dental crown placed. This allows you to have an implant that functions just like a normal tooth! Learn more about the procedure from our dental implants page. 

What Is the Best Age to Get Dental Implants?

Many of our patients ask if there is any age maximum or minimum for getting dental implants. The only limitation on age is that bone growth should be complete before we place the implant to ensure predictable results. Bone growth is usually completed by age 18 for men and 15 for women.

If you have any further questions about dental implants, contact our office today for more information. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for this treatment is to visit with an experienced dentist who can evaluate your specific needs. We can help, so give us a call today for more information. 

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