Staying healthy as you get older means staying proactive and remaining informed about your dental care.   As National Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated this month, we thought we would tackle a dental myth of aging: “I’m just too old for dental implants”.  Getting older does not mean you must live with taking your teeth out every night like your parents or grandparents.  Eating nothing but soft food is not the inevitable outcome of aging that most believe it to be.

Advances in dentistry have created several options for the replacement of missing teeth. In years past, it is true that the only option for the loss of all or most teeth was dentures or partial dentures.  While conventional dentures are and continue to be a treatment option, we are fortunate to live in an era that other options are available.  Unless you have serious health concerns, you are a good candidate for dental implants at any adult age.  “Too old” for dental implants doesn’t exist


Summer brings barbeques, picnics, and family reunions.  What do all these events have in common—besides your favorite people?  Food!

Social situations involving food can be embarrassing when you have missing or deteriorating teeth.  Oral issues often mean having to miss out on summer food favorites to avoid an awkward scene.  When you are missing teeth, it’s difficult and messy to enjoy corn on the cob straight from the grill.  Deteriorating teeth makes a quick trip to with the kids for ice cream a painful experience.  Enjoying fresh fruit from the orchard like peaches or apples with ease is impossible.

Dental implants maintain proper chewing function, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.  Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy teeth, restoring your smile and your bite to its most natural state. They function like your own teeth, allowing you to live the way you want to – confidently eating, smiling, talking—and enjoying summer events without worrying about your teeth.

Stop worrying and start smiling with dental implants.

Social and professional situations can be embarrassing and awkward when you have missing or deteriorating teeth. Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy teeth, restoring your smile to its most natural state. They allow you to live the way you want to – confidently eating, smiling, laughing, talking--enjoying everyday activities without worrying about your teeth.

Known as the new standard for tooth replacement, it is easiest to think of dental implants as artificial tooth roots. When dental implants are placed, they bond with your natural bone. In fact, dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone, helping to stimulate bone growth. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more crowns, a bridge or complete dentures.

Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. Studies have documented a greater than 98% success rate for implants after ten years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.

Cosmetic Dentistry is Good For Your Health

Cosmetic Dentistry is your ticket to confidence, happiness and success. With veneers and dental implants, you may find friends and colleagues cannot stop complimenting your smile. A confident smile is an essential component of your signature look. The aesthetic benefits of a stunning smile are wonderful, but the benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry go further. When you have a perfect bite and a symmetrical smile, your overall health improves. Beyond the beauty, improving your health justifies the time and effort invested in getting the smile you want
through Cosmetic Dentistry treatments.

Cosmetic Dentistry offers Better Nutrition Opportunities

When your nutrition is good, your health is better. Proper eating can prevent nutritional deficiencies, giving you the energy you need to take on the day, living an active lifestyle. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and lean proteins all help lower risk for heart disease and diabetes. You cannot consume these if your teeth are in poor shape. Foods that are the healthiest are often the hardest to chew and Cosmetic Dentistry treatments can help you tackle this hurdle.

Cosmetic Dentistry is more than just Cosmetic

Creating a beautiful smile with cosmetic dentistry can be a positive life-changing experience. Your smile is your signature; a sign of happiness, confidence and success. When considering cosmetic dentistry, as an option, most patients only think of the enhancements to their appearance. However, a straight and sincere smile is more than just cosmetically significant, it is imperative to your oral health.

Consider the impact of a single lost tooth. One lost tooth can change the aesthetics of your mouth by throwing off the alignment of your entire smile and may be enough reason to consider a cosmetic dentistry procedure. However, most patients will not consider that the health of your entire mouth is now at risk. Since the missing tooth is no longer available to help support surrounding teeth, they'll begin to lean toward the gap. This will ultimately create overlapping areas that are hard to clean, potentially leading to other oral health issues. Lastly, misaligned teeth can also affect your bite and cause tooth erosion, jaw pain, and headaches. The dental procedure needed to restore the mouth described may fit the cosmetic dentistry definition, but more importantly, it will significantly improve the oral health of the patient.

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