Did you know that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay? And nearly 26% of adults over the age of 65 have lost at least their upper, lower, or all of their teeth?
Our life expectancy has increased by nearly 26 years since 1965. Then, the average life expectancy was 65. Now we can expect to live well into our 80s. As our longevity continues to increase, the risk of tooth loss has increased as well. Without teeth, it’s difficult to eat and this can impact your diet. It’s also difficult to speak, and your appearance can change dramatically. Without teeth to support your face, it begins to droop and sag, making you look older.
Dental Implants Defined
One solution for tooth replacement is dental implants in Modesto. They’re a superior choice for tooth replacement for several reasons:
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth.
- Improved speech and eating. Dental implants allow you to eat speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
- Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.
- Durability. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Dr. Rick Rodig recommends mini dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth, to stabilize or even replace a bridge, partial or denture. Mini implants are completely non-surgical and are placed and finished in the same day. These dental implants are just as stable and long lasting as traditional dental implants.
Contact the Smile Studio at Vintage Dental if you’re looking for a Modesto dentist, also serving Riverbank, Oaksdale, or other nearby communities. Dr. Rodig can discuss all your tooth replacement options, including mini implants.