Postmenopausal women suffering from osteoporosis are often at a much greater risk of losing their teeth. That tooth loss can contribute to the social, sexual, emotional, and career downturns of their lives, directly impacting their overall satisfaction.
However, in a new case study performed by Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, it is shown that dental implants can be attributed to the most satisfaction in postmenopausal women with tooth loss.
The 23-question study surveyed 237 women who have one or more adjacent missing teeth. The survey also polled their method of treatment for the tooth loss, ranging from dental implants, fixed partial dentures, removable denture, and no restoration work and then ranged their overall satisfaction in their career life, social life, sexual life, and emotional well-being.
Women with the highest reported sexual and emotional satisfaction happened to be the women who received dental implants, and the lowest reported satisfaction coming from women with no restoration work done.
If you are blossoming in the later years of your life and feel at risk of tooth loss, do not hesitate to talk to your friendly Valencia Dentist today. They can discuss the pros and cons of each treatment option and can work with you to ensure a happier, healthier you.