According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 13% of Americans are 65 years and older. Unfortunately, periodontal disease and tooth loss can be common problems. Alexandria offers dental implants as a viable option, thanks to the professionals at McMillan & Associates.
Healthy teeth and gums are a vital part in enjoying a high quality of life. Every tooth in your mouth plays an important role in speaking, chewing and in maintaining proper alignment of other teeth.
Losing one or more teeth can dramatically affect your life in several ways. People with loose and missing teeth often have restricted diets since biting into foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables can not only be difficult, but even painful. This can lead to improper nutrition and other serious health issues. Furthermore, tooth loss may negatively impact your self-esteem as it can alter your physical appearance, along with the ability to speak clearly and understandably.
Dental implants are a top quality choice for replacing missing teeth. Attached directly to your jawbone, they do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. They help to prevent bone loss and gum recession that often accompanies bridgework and dentures, while also preserving the integrity of your facial features.
For many older ones, losing one or more teeth is a fact of life. Thankfully, providing you have good physical and oral health, you’re never too old to receive a dental implant. Older adults can experience similar success rates with dental implants compared with those who are younger.
Contact Dr. McMillan today for all your dental concerns. For Alexandria residents, dental implants can provide life changing assistance for your smile and overall health.