I knew that missing teeth had a lot of bad effects on people’s appearance – effects that most don’t realize happen. For example, bone tissue is lost in the mouth area, there is a loss of muscle tone in the jaw, causing the person to appear older and more wrinkled.
But the impact on health can also be substantial. Here are some numbers for you to consider:
* At least 69 percent of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth.
* A staggering 26 percent of people between the ages of 65 to 74 have lost all their teeth.
* Life expectancy has increased from 45 to 70 years of age, creating the need for longer lasting teeth – and the continued ability to eat healthy foods to maintain strength and well-being.
This last point is important. Why? Because of the last statistic I want to share you, which comes from a long-term study done by The National Institute of Health…
* Those who used implants and fixed bridgework to take the place of missing teeth lived on average 9.8 years longer than those who didn’t.
That’s because these procedures help you regain 90% of the chewing force of natural teeth – and also help you build an attractive, confident, and healthy smile.
Your health and quality of life will be important to you as you grow older. If you do have missing teeth, or know someone who does, I’m offering a limited number of free consultations to discuss options in a relaxed, no-stress way.
Get the smile you deserve. Give us a call and we’ll be glad to share your options and answer your questions. Call 614-808-1700 Today.