The golden age requires appropriate care

Problems relating to gums and halitosis are accentuated at this age but correct hygiene of the oral cavity, associated with periodic visits to the dentist can help keep a lovely smile. Age is not a contraindication for any type of rehabilitative treatment. For example, implants can replace teeth that have been lost and aesthetic surgery can restore a dazzling smile with the same efficacy as on younger patients.

Can advanced age be a contraindication for the application of implants?

In itself no, although each case must be evaluated individually, especially with reference to possible chronic diseases which may be a contraindication. The dentist is able to evaluate whether a patient is eligible even from simply examining their case history.

Is it normal that teeth move? What should be done in this case?

Moving teeth are the commonest and most frequent symptoms of serious forms of periodontal disease. In the case of moving teeth, you should go to your dentist to establish the possible causes and relative treatment.

Why is it necessary to intervene when teeth have been lost?

When teeth have been lost, there are many ways of intervening: implants (pins inserted into the bone where the teeth once were) and prostheses are the most widely used. Closing the gap that is formed after the loss of a tooth helps keep the correct mastication. Furthermore, restoring the correct support of back teeth, if it has been lost, protects the front teeth (incisors and canines) that are the ones we show when we smile.