Dental Implants for Seniors & Pensioners
Dental implants also known as tooth implants or implant dentistry are used to replace missing teeth in the mouth, helping to improve the appearance of your smile.
They are an attractive option for both young and older adults but do require some preparation.
We’ll discuss the different types of dental implants and what to expect when you have them fitted.
With our 10% seniors/pensioner discount, you can now access dental implants at affordable prices and flexible payment options.
Get a quote today to find out how accessible dental implants are.
Dental Implant for Pensioners: Benefits and Risks
If you’re considering getting a dental implant in Melbourne, here are the benefits and risks.
Tooth Implant Benefits for Pensioners:
- Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss.
- The implants can last a lifetime and allow you to chew all your favourite foods again.
- Many patients report increased confidence to smile again.
- Implant technology has advanced, making it safe and affordable.
Tooth Implant Risks for Pensioners:
- Dental implants require your jaw to have enough bone structure for the implants to have something to hold on to.
- Bone grafting could be needed if not enough bone mass exists.
Can seniors or pensioners benefit from Dental Implants?
While dental implants are appropriate for many patients, they are not suitable for all patients. If you have a history of a bone infection or are currently taking medications that suppress your immune system, you may not be a good candidate for dental implants.
How do Dental Implants Work?
The implants are made of titanium. They are designed to replace a missing tooth that can\’t be restored. It\’s possible to replace just one tooth or replace all teeth on the lower or upper jaw.
All-on-4 or All-on-6 is used to replace all teeth in your jaw.
Here four implants are placed, and these will hold the dental prosthesis in place.
Unlike a denture, you don\’t run the risk of your prosthesis falling out with dental implants.
The implants are placed into the jawbone during surgery and anchor the teeth to the jawbone.
Dental Implants for Retirees: How Much is covered by Insurance?
Depending on your insurance cover, your insurance may contribute towards the dental implant treatment.
When you come in for a free, no-obligation consultation, we will check your health insurance cover.
The friendly team at Glenferrie Dental will then inform you on how much of the treatment is covered.
Dental Implant Recovery Time for Seniors
The placement of dental implants for pensioners by specialist surgeons is a minimally invasive procedure. Sleep dentistry is also available at our clinic.
For most patients, the 24-48 hour period after implant placement will see the development of moderate pressure pain with minimal swelling.
Beyond 48 hours, the implant site quickly settles and is usually trouble-free from there on out.
During your follow up appointment, we will make sure you are healing well and advise you when you can place pressure on the implants while eating foods.
How Dental Implants Improve Your Quality of Life
Your quality of life could be significantly improved as a result of dental implant treatment.
Many patients reported the embarrassment of loose and un-natural appearing teeth/dentures was holding them back.
With dental implants, you can feel more comfortable interacting socially and lead a more vital and active lifestyle.
For you as a pensioner, this means enjoying quality time with family and friends without the worry of whether your teeth will let you down.