Our Dental Services Include Dentures and Implants

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We offer a variety of dental services to replace any teeth that you have lost.  This includes dentures, dental implants, and dental bridges.  Dentures are symbiotic with tooth loss, and tooth loss is something most people give very little thought to until it arrives. Most of our patients have never even considered the fact that they might have a need for dentures at some point in their life. A recent survey found that only around 40% of the population thinks about things like dentures, with the majority simply content to deal with it when it happens. There are a number of schools of thought as to why people do not concern themselves with the idea of tooth loss or plan for that eventuality. Some people believe that their teeth are healthier than ever before because of oral health habits, while other just never stop to think about what they view to be an old person problem. But how accurate is this thought process?

The reality is that in women at or over the age of 40, there is a 19% usage of dentures. This means that 20 million American women have dentures. When you project to 2020, as the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry recently did, the numbers are astounding. For full dentures alone, not counting partials, there will be over 37.9 million users by 2020. Keeping in mind that just 15 years ago that number was as low as 33.6 million, we are going to see a significant increase in the number of people wearing full dentures.

If, and when, dentures find their way into your life it will not be a sudden occurrence. The great thing about dentures, or any other prosthetic, is that they require you to lose a tooth. This means that you have a reasonable chance of putting this off for, at least, a few years. In order to do this, however, you must be part of the growing number of people that brush their teeth at least twice per day (69%). It is also recommended that you become part of the 53% of Americans that make it a habit to use our dental services twice a year. The reasons this is important is that we can keep an eye on your teeth and, should we notice anything different, we can address it before it gets more serious. Since there are two main causes of tooth loss, one you can control, and the other you cannot, working with us to save teeth is a perfect first step.

Age and disease, these are the two major causes of tooth loss. If we can offset the impact of disease, by catching it early and curing it before it has a chance to do any major damage, you give yourself a better chance of avoiding dentures in the first place.  All you need to do is visit our office and engage our dental services twice a year so that we can examine and clean your teeth.

It is never a good idea to ignore when your mouth, or your body, is sending you signals that something is wrong. For example, over 70% of all Americans will experience bleeding in their gums at some point in their life. The vast majority will ignore it. While mostly harmless, gum bleeding can also be a sign of a serious disease like gingivitis and should never be ignored. Instead, you should visit our dental office so that we can examine you and determine if you have any health issues that need to be treated before you reach the point where you will experience tooth loss.

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