Since implants are materials with a certain length and a certain thickness, there must be sufficient bone volume and density in the area where the implant will be placed. Since there will be physiological bone resorption in areas with tooth loss, implant application should be performed as soon as possible. must have.
There is no upper age limit for implant application. It is sufficient for the person to have a good general health condition and to have oral hygiene under control. However, in people who have been without teeth for a very long time, it will not be possible to place implants in certain areas due to bone resorption, and the options for fixed prosthesis on the implant will be narrowed. Considering that the implant is a lifetime application, applying implant treatment without delay, especially after tooth loss in certain areas, greatly increases the probability of using a fixed prosthesis in advanced ages. However, this does not mean that an implant is required for every lost tooth. Placing 6-8 implants in each jaw is sufficient for a fixed prosthesis in a completely edentulous individual.
In young individuals, the active bone growth and development period of the individual must have ended in order for the implant to be applied. Although this varies from person to person, it is around 17-18 years old.