Dear Doctor Magazine Issue 18 - (Page 47)
Dear Doctor’s Department of Implantology is endorsed by the
International Congress of Oral Implantologists
How Dental Implants Stop Gradual Bone Loss and Replace Teeth
by Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD (hc)
THE CONSEQUENCES OF
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he goal of modern dentistry is to restore normal function, comfort, aesthetics, speech, and health to individuals who are missing teeth. Given that our population is both aging and growing, an increasing number of people are being affected by the loss of teeth. However, the more teeth a person is missing, the more challenging this task can become. As a result of continued research in the development of diagnostic tools and innovative treatment, predictable success is now a reality in many challenging dental situations. This is a blessing, because tooth loss has some serious consequences –– particularly for older people, who are more likely to be missing teeth.
THE UNSEEN EFFECTS OF TOOTH LOSS
The most obvious effect of missing teeth is aesthetic. The way you look affects the way you feel, and the psychological and social consequences of tooth loss can also be profound, as we shall see. But it’s not just about unsightly gaps; there’s something less apparent going on in the area of a lost tooth that can affect function, health, facial aesthetics –– just about everything.
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