Oral health is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when someone is diagnosed with osteoporosis, the condition that causes bones to become brittle, weak, and, ultimately, fracture. But bone is a living tissue that is constantly breaking down and being replaced, and osteoporosis is what happens when the creation of new bone can’t keep up with the removal of old bone. Research has suggested that there is a link between osteoporosis and bone loss in the jawbone which is, of course, the support and anchor of your teeth.
What could change when it comes to teeth? Plenty. The technology used to examine, treat, and improve teeth is constantly being fine-tuned to make dental appointments easier and more convenient. Most of all, these modernizations mean patients can expect to spend less time in the dentist’s chair and experience less discomfort during treatment.
Dentures are a popular solution for people who have missing teeth, and they work well for the right individuals who are prepared to handle the daily demands that come with wearing dentures. Some men and women, however, want and need a permanent alternative to dentures that requires nothing more than brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits for upkeep. Enter dental implants.