Dental implants can be placed in nearly any adult mouth, so if you are of a younger age and considering tooth replacement options, don't think dental implants won't work for you because you aren't of the most common age group to get them. The average age for getting dental implants is 52, so if you are younger than this age and want them to improve your oral health and your smile in general, don't hesitate to talk to your dentist about a referral to have this procedure done.
Here are reasons why you should consider dental implants at a younger age. Your dentist can tell you if you are a good candidate for the procedure. In general, your gum and jaw bone health should be strong, and your remaining teeth should be in good condition before getting dental implants. If you want implants but have gum disease or worry about your jaw bone density, your dentist can address these serious issues with deep cleanings and bone grafts before moving forward with implants.
You don't have to be missing many teeth to get implants
You don't have to have all your teeth be missing or be wearing dentures to consider dental implants. Many patients have just a single dental implant, and others have a few implants with replacement teeth in rows on them to fill larger gaps in a missing smile. If you want your younger smile to look more natural and you have most of your remaining teeth, then you can still consider implants.
You don't have to remove your implants at the end of the day
Dental implants are a nearly permanent solution to your missing teeth problem. If you are currently wearing dentures and you want an easier, more realistic solution for your dental woes, ask your oral surgeon or dental practitioner if getting dental implants will work for you. Once you have your implant placed in your jaw or above the jawline but in the gums, you can then have a dental crown placed on the implant for a durable tooth filler that does not have to be removed like dentures do.
There are many reasons to consider getting dentures at a young age. So long as all your adult teeth have come in and your mouth and face are no longer changing with growth as young adult faces do, you should be a good candidate for implants. Costs vary depending on where you live, how many dental implants you're getting, and other factors.