May 25, 2012
-- Unbeknownst to most patients is the fact that there are generally several options for their dental care needs, in particular for dental implants and tooth replacement. Dr. Wayne Sutton of Sonoma Smiles in Sonoma, CA offers both traditional dental implants as well as mini implants, a tooth restoration technique used in conjunction with dentures. Tooth loss is a common occurrence with the number of Americans with missing teeth increasing significantly past the ripe age of 25. In fact, only about 10% of Americans over the age of 55 have a full set of teeth.
The most common causes of tooth loss are oral disease such as dental caries (cavities) and gum disease. “Tooth loss has psychological, social and physical effects and greatly diminishes a person’s quality of life” says Dr. Sutton. “Replacing a tooth with a dental implant is often the best option for patients looking to fully restore their dental health.” A dental implant procedure is the only procedure that restores the lost tooth as well as the jawbone that would normally deteriorate if that tooth were missing. A dental implant can be used to replace one or many teeth and mini dental implants are used to stabilize dentures as well as provide options for patients who prefer dentures for cost or convenience concerns.
To determine your eligibility to receive dental implants you will first need a thorough evaluation from your dentist. Most patients are candidates for the procedure, even those who may suffer from gum disease, who currently wear dentures, smokers, and those who have suffered from (jaw) bone loss. Contact Dr. Sutton of Sonoma Smiles today to learn more about your tooth replacement options at 800-817-7078 or visit the website at http://www.sonomasmiles.com/