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Did you know that almost 70% of adults from the ages of 35 to 45 years are missing at least one tooth? Although it is very common to experience tooth loss, after all 1 out of 4 people 75 years and older, are missing all, if not the majority of their teeth. As you can see, a fair amount of individuals are similar to you or someone you know, and it is nothing to be ashamed of. However, missing teeth can impact your overall health and even your self-esteem.

Seeking to get replacements after your choppers have bit the dust can help to bolster that self-esteem and create a healthier option for the rest of your overall health. Missing any tooth can cause your health to decline. If exposed, gums are easy targets for food and bacteria to get stuck on. If not cleaned properly these bits can lead to infections, gum disease and possible tooth decay, which have all been linked to heart disease and diabetes. Having gaps in your teeth can remaining teeth to shift, this over time can lead to the structure of your jaw to shift. Dental implants and dentures are a great way to help give you back that confidence in your smile and keep your health intact!

When considering which option may be the right fit for you, it is always a wise decision to seek out a consultation with your dentist or a specialist. Having their opinions, especially after examining your mouth, will help to determine which option is best for you.

Fun fact: Did you know that our forefathers used dentures that were made up from a combination of hippopotamus ivory, human bones and fasteners made of metal to replace their missing teeth. Luckily we have more comfortable and less creepy options to choose from today.

Dentures are come as partial or full sets and are removable for teeth replacements. This option is the most popular for missing sets of teeth and are usually less expensive than dental implants. Because they are removable, it is easier for some to be able to take them out throughout the day for whatever reason. For those with weak or unhealthy jaws they may find this to be an ideal option. Again, because they are easy to remove, if not secured with denture adhesive, dentures have a tendency to slide out of place while speaking or eating. Dentures must be fitted properly and cleaned regularly, otherwise they can lead to infection and/or tooth decay.

While dentures are removable, dental implants are the permanent option for teeth replacement and they have had an increase in popularity over the past few years. They may cost a little more, but they may save you money over time by lasting longer and being easier to maintain. They look a little more natural than dentures and you will not have to worry about them falling out during social outings.

If you have questions or are looking for a consultation for dental implants in Luntz FL , make sure to schedule an appointment with Impeccable Smiles today!