Why Over 60s Should Consider Dental Implants

There are some who might regard dental implants as a treatment that is only suitable for younger people. By ‘younger’, we mean those who are below 60 years of age. The reason for this assumption is likely to be the fact that dental implants are often viewed as a cosmetic procedure rather than a medical one.

As such the desire within certain age groups, to maintain their appearance is regarded as much higher than it might be in retirees and grandparents, for example. Therefore the theory is that the improvement of one’s appearance following the fitting of dental implants is bound to drive the popularity of them in this younger age group.

Whilst this might have some mileage with regards to younger people wanting to look good to attract a partner, the point that it completely misses is that all the benefits that dental implants provide apply every bit as much to the over 60s, as it does to the under 60s. Here is a list from dentists to explain to why anyone aged 60 or higher should consider any of these benefits from dental implants.


Cosmetic Dental Services

What Cosmetic Dental Services Could Be for You

A niggle, ache, or pain can often be reason enough for people to make an appointment with their general dentist. However, have you thought about what a cosmetic dentist can do for you?

Not every trip to the dentist has to be a repair mission. Instead, it can be a confidence-boosting, self-esteem lifting appointment that has you grinning from ear to ear once you leave your dentist’s office. Find out what cosmetic dental services could be right for you below.  

Teeth Whitening

You’ll struggle to find anyone who is 100 percent happy with the shade of their teeth. Tea, coffee, tobacco, red wine, and some foods can all have a detrimental impact on the colour of your teeth, which can impact your confidence to smile.

Rather than put up with yellow teeth, see your cosmetic dentist. They may recommend in-chair teeth whitening or take-home tray kits for that set of pearly whites you’ve always wanted.

Porcelain Veneers

In the event of permanently stained teeth, or teeth with chips, cracks, gaps, and breaks, your cosmetic dentist might recommend porcelain veneers.

Veneers are thin shells that adhere to the surface of your teeth and hide minor imperfections. They can shrink gaps, hide staining, and even take care of those chips and cracks that can affect your self-esteem. Ask your dentist if they’re right for you. (more…)