All of us have different dental needs. Some of us can hardly get through a dental checkup without the dentist finding yet another cavity, while others can’t remember the last time they have a cavity.
But no matter how different our dental needs may be, there is one thing that applies to all of us: If we do not maintain our natural teeth, we could lose them for good. That’s right. By skipping visits – or opting against necessary dental treatment – your putting yourself at a higher risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
Gum disease, especially, is no joke. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss and has been linked to diabetes and heart disease. What’s worse is that about 75 percent of Americans will get gum disease at some point in their lives.
The good news is that gum disease, tooth loss, jaw pain – all of these things – can be treated at New Albany Implants. The office caters to patients who have trouble eating the food they love because of tooth loss or are tired of wearing uncomfortable dentures. Dr. Receveur places immediate-load dental implants that are durable and natural-looking. He regularly uses the One Day Smile Solution for patients missing entire arches of teeth.
If you’re just looking at the cost, you’d probably think dentures are a no-brainer. And that’s true for the initial cost, but did you consider that dentures rarely last more than a few years? The devices regularly break or change shapes. That isn’t the case with dental implants. Once our dental implants are in place, they stay there and do not required any special care like dentures. Implants also return about 90 percent of the chewing ability you had with your natural teeth.