So you ask, "What's all the buzz about dental implants?" Maybe you've heard about them and even know someone who has one or more modern implant but you still have a lot of unanswered questions.
At any age, consistently maintaining good oral and dental hygiene is a must - and can seem like a chore. But for those 50 and above (and especially for seniors), the threat of deterioration of the teeth, gum tissue, and even of the alveolar bone ridge in which teeth naturally sit, becomes very real.
Taking good care of your gums is a huge part of protecting your overall oral health - but for more reasons than you might realize. Periodontal disease has multiple negative impacts, which extend far beyond just the immediate deterioration of the gums themselves.
In recent decades, dentistry has made huge advancements in regards to tooth replacement and restoration. In the past, removable dentures were almost the only option when it came to replacing all or most of your teeth in one/both jaws.
Gum recession can be both embarrassing and dangerous to your oral health. But correcting it may bring back your childhood fears of the dental chair - or not. The fact is that you can correct a receding gum line with a non-invasive surgical technique called "PST grafts."