It appears that dental implants are continuing to shine under the ever-growing spotlight that the world of dentistry is shining on them. Today dental implants Gainesville, FL provider Dr. Altschuler and the entire staff at Altschuler Periodontic and Implant Center want to tell you what dental implants are doing to improve the lives of postmenopausal women suffering from osteoporosis.
For some time now dental implants have been hailed as being the healthiest and most durable method for replacing missing teeth. They have also been praised as being beneficial for improving and repairing many types of ailments and diseases in the human body, from vascular disorders to emotional stability.
As of late, more and more studies are surfacing which lend a voice of authority in favor of the validity of these claims. One such study has recently been performed at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. It is aiming to prove that dental implants actually improve the quality of life in postmenopausal women who are suffering from osteoporosis.
This study was performed under the pretense of the already well-known fact that postmenopausal women suffering from osteoporosis are much more likely to experience tooth loss that women who do not suffer from it. Bearing this fact in mind it had been a long dispute between dental professionals as to which form of tooth replacement treatment would offer these women the most avail.
Well, it appears that Rocky Mountain Dental Group and Dental Implant Center may have finally arrived at an answer which could put this discussion to rest once and for all.
This very same answer is backed by Leena Palomo, the associate professor of periodontics and corresponding author of “Dental Implant Supported Restorations Improve the Life in Osteoporotic Women.” The findings in this study were also reported to the Journal of International Dentistry. They were a result of analyzing the results of dental implant recipients who also happened to be female, postmenopausal and osteoporotic.
The results of this study may stun you. They stunned us, but only out of happiness that yet another study was lending a voice of authority to the superiority of dental implants over alternative tooth replacement methods. The staff here at Altschuler Periodontic and Implant Center have been rooting for team dental implants for quite some time now.
The study Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine performed surveyed a total of 237 women, petitioning them in regards to their satisfaction with the dental implants they had received and the resulting quality of life they were currently experiencing after dental implant treatment. This survey consisted of 23 questions which rated their happiness with emotional, professional, physical and sexual aspects of their lives.
The results came in as a sweeping victory for dental implants. No surprise right? Well, at least not to us.
Nearly every single participant in the survey who had dental implants reported being happier with dental implants. According to Christine Debaz, the lead researcher on this project and also the person who interviewed each woman participating personally, women with dental implants reported a higher rating in all aspects of their lives.
But the best part is yet to come. Yep, there is still more.
Listen to this: women with dental implants reported the highest levels of happiness in both the emotional and sexual aspects of their lives. Now, the real kicker in this entire study is the fact that woman who had chosen to mitigate their tooth loss with alternative methods like fixed dental bridges or dentures reported the lowest levels of happiness in those very same aspects of their lives.
If this information doesn’t give you a reason to pause and ponder a few things, then we really don’t know what will.
Until next time readers. keep smiling.