Dental care is an important part of health for the entirety of your life. The older we get, the more susceptible we become to gum disease and tooth decay. For many, options like dental implants and dentures offer the ability to mimic the look, feel, and function of teeth.
A recent study published by the University of Halifax reveals that dentures can even reduce the risk of dementia. Over ten years, researchers studied 7200 elderly people who originally did not suffer from dementia. Data from the study indicated that issues like tooth loss, arthritis, clear vision, and good hearing increase the risk of dementia by about 3% each over ten years. The researchers concluded that non-traditional problems such as these could contribute to the gradual deterioration of one’s health.
At A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe, we offer several options for tooth loss, each professionally measured and adjusted as necessary. If you are interested in replacing loss teeth, contact us today.