Implantation in children or the elderly is a topic that is rather little debated, but of great interest for those categories of people. Therefore, in this article I will answer the main fear or question that these subjects express: "Do I qualify for implant surgery, given my age?"
In adolescents, the minimum age at which the implant can be made is 17 years, but the latest studies show that surgery can be done even before puberty. In this sense, in implantology clinics in the West, implantation in children is already a reality.
The implant in old age is more and more often requested. There is no maximum limit, in our clinic the record is held by an elderly person 84 years old. Even if the number of years does not matter, it must be specified that, like any other operation, the dental implant has certain risks and may be contraindicated in certain cases.
HEALTH CONDITION, THE CONDITION FOR A SUCCESSFUL DENTAL IMPLANT
If the health is relatively good, the operation can be performed without problems, even in the case of octogenarians.
Regardless of age, to make a dental implant it is necessary that the jaw has enough bone tissue. If the bone is not in optimal parameters, an additional procedure will be needed to fix the implant: bone addition.