As we grow in age, our smiles become more susceptible to damage and wear. Even with impeccable oral health maintenance, our immune response is slower when we are older. In addition, our enamel does not readily repair itself in the same manner as other areas of the body.
Extractions can be a necessary part of a comprehensive dental health approach in an aging smile. When our natural teeth become a risk to the future of our wellbeing, a beautiful new prosthodontic replacement can help you find your footing. Threaded titanium posts create a strong new connection to your jaw that can strengthen your bite. Take control of your destiny at Balboa Dental Surgery in Newport Beach, CA with a dental implant and discover the benefits of biocompatibility. Osseointegration allows your immune system to support your new prosthetic. This approach can maintain the density and mass of your bone matter. Keep your beautiful profile appearance with the implant process!
How Aging Affects Oral Health
After we reach the age of 50, our bones begin to lose density. This is a natural process that can become osteoporosis, or the dangerous weakening of this tissue. Seniors often experience this with weight-bearing joints such as the hip, but density concerns can affect all areas of bone health.
In the smile, this can lead to tooth loss. Our smiles in general are more susceptible to damage as we get older due to the accumulation of enamel wear in combination with the loss of density.
Support Bone Health
Dental implants are a way to minimize the future bone loss at the site of an extraction. While traditional methods such as bridges and partial dentures can restore your ability to chew, these processes do not address loss below the gumline. Our bodies begin to reabsorb some of the jaw itself at this area in order to focus on the remaining areas of your bite.
The special threaded titanium post utilized in a dental implant surgical procedure convinces the immune system that the location is thriving. A unique ability of this metal is that it integrates with our biological matter. This means that our body supports the placement of this prosthetic instead of fighting the process.
Preparing For The Future
One of the most significant benefits of dental implants is its versatility. As we grow older, there is a likelihood that additional teeth may require extraction. These biocompatible posts can also support multi-tooth solutions, up to a full set of implant-supported dentures. This is becoming more and more popular with seniors!
Thoughtful Dental Decisions In Newport Beach, CA
Let us guide you through the tooth replacement process. Please give Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery a call at (949)630-0143 in Newport Beach, CA for more information on how dental implants can give you a solid foundation for your oral health future!