A dental implant can be used for anyone whose general health condition is good. There is no upper age limit not to insert an implant as long as the patient’s general health condition is good. However, insertion of a dental implant may not be suitable for very young patients who have not completed their bone development yet.
Implant screws come in specific thickness and width. Therefore, the jawbone must have a height and width that fit the implant on the site of insertion.
In addition, the quality of bone is another factor that affects success of a dental implant. If the bone is too hard or too soft, then success of dental implant is adversely affected. Furthermore, the gums and adjacent anatomic structures are important for insertion of dental implants.