Mature Patients: Fight Back Against Adult Tooth Loss

May 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Dental Implants, Fresno General Dentistry, Fresno Geriatric Dentistry

Geriatric Dentistry FresnoAdult Tooth Loss is Not Natural

With America life expectancy increasing every year, more and more older patients are learning they are going to need their teeth for longer. People used to think losing all of their teeth was a natural process of aging. Modern dental technologies, advanced dental care, and a better understanding of oral health have taught us that tooth loss in adulthood is not an inevitable truth but rather an epidemic that we must overcome.

Missing Teeth Cause Multiple Dental Issues

At Fresno Dental Studio, we urge our patients to restore dental health and avoid experiencing the discomfort, embarrassment, and hindrance of losing teeth. If you have lost one or more teeth you are at a greater risk of losing another tooth in less than five years. Your teeth become more vulnerable after tooth loss because each tooth serves a specific function. When the function of that tooth is lost, the other teeth work to accommodate for the loss. Often this results in excessive tooth wear, teeth drifting out of place, and tooth decay. Additionally, the compounding problem of missing teeth can eventually lead to jawbone deterioration. Your alveolar bone requires stimulation from the tooth roots to stay healthy. Without the chewing stimulation from a tooth, the jawbone dies and begins to shrink, creating the sunken-in look that often accompanies multiple tooth loss.

Dental Implants in Fresno

To avoid jawbone loss, a misaligned bite, and excessive tooth wear, Fresno Dental Studio offers dental implants, and implant supported dentures. You can replace one or more teeth with an implant that looks and feels like a natural tooth. Using a biocompatible titanium rod, the dental implant fuses together with the jawbone. By bonding to the jawbone, dental implants provide the necessary chewing stimulation to keep the jaw healthy, improve restoration security, and help you chew your favorite foods with ease. Additionally, dental implants keep the remaining teeth from drifting out of place, and prevent extreme tooth wear.

Mature Adult Dentistry in Fresno

Stay tuned next week for more ways mature adult patients can benefit from quality dental care from our Fresno dentists, Drs. Claudia Denes and Alex Denes. For more information or to schedule a dental implant consultation call our Fresno dental office at 559-297-1800. We proudly serve patients from Fresno, Clovis, Mendota, Orange Cove, Reedley, Selma, and the surrounding areas.

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