I have heard it said that a person’s smile is a reflection of their soul. It is often the first thing people see when they meet you. A big smile full of white straight teeth is a sign of a happy, healthy individual. Losing even one tooth is a very emotional thing to go through. People missing teeth don’t want to smile, don’t want to laugh and some don’t even want to eat out in public. Can you imagine not wanting to even be seen? These people often talk less, or talk with their hands in front of their mouths. According to a study done in 2011 by the Journal of Periodontology women are more aware of missing teeth in others and are more embarrassed if they have a missing tooth than men are. Here is where dental implants come in. Dental implants are the next best thing to a natural tooth. Dr. Openshaw places them often in one visit. This is called immediate load implant placement. Using all the best dental tools he gently and carefully extracts the root tips (or decayed, or fractured tooth) if applicable, then a titanium screw is placed below the gums and into the bone. Then a custom implant support and crown are placed and the result is striking! Bringing back your natural smile, ability to chew and that dazzling smile that makes you who you truly are.
Periodontal Health: Women vs. Men
Women are 26% more likely than men to floss on a daily basis.
74% of women would be embarrassed by a missing tooth, a possible consequence of periodontal disease, compared to 57% of men.
Women are almost twice as likely to notice missing teeth on another person than men.
44% of women are aware that periodontists can help contribute to overall good health, compared to 33% of men.
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Philip Openshaw DDS
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