Dental Implants Aiding Women with Osteoporosis

Happy womanDental implants are continuing to shine under the ever-growing spotlight the world of dentistry is shining on them. Today dental implants Greensboro, NC dentist Dr. Hatcher and the entire staff at Triad Dentistry want to tell you about the amazing things dental implants are doing for postmenopausal women suffering from osteoporosis.

It is already understood in the dental world that dental implants are being hailed as the healthiest and most durable method of mitigating tooth loss. Dental implant technology has been thought to help prevent and improve various aspects of human health, from vascular diseases to emotional stability. Now, more and more studies are emerging and lending a voice of authority in favor of the validity of these suggestions.

One of these studies was just recently performed at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Amazingly, it’s aiming to prove that dental implants actually improve the quality of life in postmenopausal women who are suffering from osteoporosis.

Now, it is already a well known and widely accepted medical fact that women who are suffering from osteoporosis are much more likely to experience tooth loss than women who are not suffering from it. Because of this it has been a long debated arguments between dental professionals as to which method of tooth replacement treatment would offer these women the most benefit.

Luckily it appears that Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine may have finally arrived at an answer which will put this argument to rest once and for all. we don’t suppose you will be surprised when we say the answer was in favor of dental implants.

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine performed a few separate studies in regards to dental implants and the benefits they offer postmenopausal women. However, the one discussed here surveyed a total of 237 women 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.

Of course, the results came back in a landslide victory for dental implants. Nearly every single participant claimed to be 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.

However, the real interesting part of this study is women who chose to mitigate their tooth loss issues with dental implants reported the highest levels of happiness in both the emotional and sexual aspects of their lives. This, of course, is a stark contrast with the results gathered from women who had chosen to solve their tooth loss issues with alternative methods, like dental bridges or dentures. These women reported the lowest levels of happiness in those same categories.

Well, if that isn’t food for though, we don’t know what is.

Until next time readers, keep smiling.