SUBMITTED BY ALTURA PERIODONTICS
Most people believe that as we get older, we will inevitably lose our teeth and forfeit our favorite foods for a soft or semi-liquid diet. Many of us do lose our teeth over time due to cavities or gum disease. We may end up with full or partial dentures which may flap when we talk or pinch when we chew, limiting the foods we used to enjoy. This lower quality of living is not something we have to accept.
As long as we are in good health, dental implants can be placed to support replacement teeth or fixed dentures.
Implants have no bulky extensions or dental flanges and they prevent accidental dislodging of dentures since they support the prosthetic teeth from below. As each generation lives longer than the previous one, we are seeing the longevity of dental implants proving to be a high yielding investment. There is no age limit to dental implants just as there should not be an age limit to enjoying our favorite foods.
Our team of oral surgeons at Altura Periodontics will help consider long-term goals, which missing teeth should be replaced and the health of any remaining teeth so we can formulate a plan to safely and predictably have dental implants.
Together, we can take action to stay more social, maintain active daily habits, obtain a good nutritional balance and protect our quality of life.
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