Dental implants are a good option for seniors who want to replace their traditional dentures with a more permanent solution. Because dental implants involve embedding metal rods into the jaw bone to create a solid foundation for the dental portion of the implants, they are considered a more permanent solution than regular dentures or dental bridges.
If you live in the Walnut Creek, California area and want to learn more about implants for seniors, Dr. Mark Wong at Mark A. Wong, DDS Family Dentistry, offers you valuable information to make an informed decision concerning how you can improve your dental health.
Whether you use dental implants to replace a few or all of your teeth, implants offer a secure solution that stabilizes both the remaining teeth and the jaw bone. By stabilizing the jaw bone, your bite pattern remains intact, any pressure that was being placed on the TMJ joint and nearby bones is relieved, and the pain is greatly diminished. Having all of your teeth in place, whether they are your original teeth or implants, can stabilize your jaws and support all of the soft structures.
The roots of your teeth work to keep the jaw bone strong. If you lose teeth and the roots are gone, the jaw bone may begin to erode, increasing your risk of it breaking. When an implant is embedded into the bone, calcium is sent to the site to help the “injury” heal. This strengthens the bone making it more resilient and withstand further damage.
Using partial or full dental implants allows your mouth to function efficiently. Being able to chew your food as meticulously as possible is essential if you want to support your digestive tract and make it easy for your body to get all of the nutrients it possibly can. With dental implants, you can speak more clearly as well. As you age, it is much harder for you to get all of the nutrients you need from your food. Dental implants can help maintain your good health.
Finally, as a senior, your teeth may have been weakened over time. This can occur due to medications, lack of dental care, or poor nutrition. With dental implants, your smile can be restored, and you will be better able to keep your teeth clean and in the best possible shape. You can keep your smile bright and your confidence high through quality dental implants.
To learn more about our dental implants service for seniors in and around Walnut Creek, California, call Dr. Mark Wong at Mark A. Wong, DDS Family Dentistry. Existing patients can call (925) 676-1733 . New patients will need to call (925) 678-5600. We can work with you to determine whether or not dental implants are right for you! As you get older, you can support your health by having good dental support. We can help you with all of your dental health needs.