You’re only as young as you feel, right? It’s true that the mind is a powerful thing and if you think you’re young, you just might act and feel young. When it comes to your teeth, dental care for seniors is a critical part of looking and feeling young.
When our older patients call our Western New York dental office they often have questions about dental health and aging. The reasons for that are varied:
We believe deeply in the miracle of our dental implants and the quality of life issues they address for our patients. We understand that dental implants not only enhance our patients’ smiles, but they can lead to a healthier life and lifestyle.
Before patients even set foot into our office, they may have noticed how their missing teeth certainly make them look older than their actual age. They may not know that missing teeth can also lead to bone loss of their jaw bone making you look older than your years. The bottom line is missing teeth age you. Dental implants give you a more youthful appearance.
How can dental implants make you feel younger?
Missing teeth lead to your cheeks looking sunken in and can “age ” you. Dental implants replace missing teeth, address bone loss in your jaw from missing teeth and give you back a youthful smile. One of the biggest factors in how you feel about your age is how you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror. Dental implants will have you wanting to look in the mirror again and again.
Dental implants replace missing teeth and can be a factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Ill-fitting dentures or missing teeth can make it hard to enjoy healthy foods and can even make you avoid eating.
When you feel younger you may live longer
There is a proven connection between oral health and overall health and at Westermeier-Martin Dental Care we partner with our patients to make certain we understand their health issues and work with them to regain oral health. A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body.
Having a smile you’re proud of is much more than cosmetic beauty. Dental implants can improve your health and your life by allowing you to eat foods you enjoy and may lead you to leaving the house to visit with friends and family.
Dental implants may not lead to a longer life, but they could certainly lead to a happier, more fulfilling one. Don’t let ill-fitting dentures or missing teeth have you missing out on the things in life that you enjoy.