5 Reasons Dental Implants Are the Best Choice for Seniors

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There’s no shame in losing teeth as we age. It’s part of life, and our teeth serve us well for as long as they can. But when they go missing, it’s time to replace them and restore your ability to enjoy life with the confidence and ease you once had. Dentures and bridges are options, but as the top oral surgeon in Flushing, NY, we’re here to tell you that dental implants are the superior choice for seniors. Here’s why.

Enhanced Diet

Are there foods that you’ve had to give up because they’re too hard to chew? Is your nutrition suffering as a result? We’ve talked with many of our denture patients who complain about lack of energy and overall irritability. When we ask them about their diet, we find that their diminished biting and chewing capabilities have led to painful and annoying eating experiences, so sometimes, when it comes to food, they go without. Dental implants, on the other hand, are artificial teeth that are placed in your jaw so that they function like your natural teeth, strong and secure, anchored with a titanium screw. There are no food restrictions for those with implant teeth, and our implant patients experience no pain or discomfort with biting, chewing, or eating.

Improved Appearance

If you’re missing a tooth or wearing dentures or bridges, you know how difficult it can be to grin, to proudly flaunt those pearly whites, to smile to the fullest. At Flushing Oral Surgery, we implant confidence. Dental implants allow you to laugh and play with your grandkids without worrying about denture slippage or gaps in your smile. Our implant teeth will help you feel good about yourself while preventing innocent yet awkward questions from your grandkids about your funny teeth. They won’t even be able to tell the difference between your natural teeth and your implants.

Quality of Life

The truth is you can probably get by with missing teeth or uncomfortable dentures. But suffering in your golden years, whether from embarrassment or discomfort, is completely unnecessary. When there’s the possibility of chewing properly and eating freely and healthily, of smiling openly and laughing fully, why not embrace this improved quality of life that dental implants provide?


Dental implants may seem more expensive upfront. But in the long run, they’re the best bang for your buck. They last two to three times longer than bridges and dentures, and they don’t break or require the kind of maintenance of traditional teeth replacement methods. Implants also provide stimulation for your jawbone which keeps it from deteriorating over time, and it’s hard to put a price on jaw health. The question is: can you afford going without?

Convenience and Care

Since dental implants are inserted in the jaw and then fused with the bone, they are permanent and do not need to be removed for cleaning. Brushing twice and flossing once daily, which you’ve always done for your natural teeth, is all that’s required to keep your implants in good shape. Implants don’t get lost, slip, stain, or break easily. When it comes to convenience, dental implants are tops.

If you haven’t talked to us yet about the possibility of getting implants, we’d love to share with you the details of single, multiple, and full-jaw, All-on-4 implant options and how each could improve your life. We understand that every patient’s dental health and history is unique, and we look forward to discussing yours with you!

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