We’ve been successfully placing dental implants for years and we’ve grown to love the benefits that dental implants provide our patients. Now we have even more reason to offer them as a fantastic option for patients with osteoporosis, periodontal disease, or missing/chipped teeth.

New research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine suggests that women with osteoporosis received the most satisfaction from their dental implants, when compared to other treatment options, such as fixed dentures and false teeth.

From the study: “In one of the first studies to examine quality of life after treatment to replace missing teeth in osteoporotic women, the researchers surveyed 237 women about their satisfaction with replacement teeth and how it improved their lives at work and in social situations. The 23-question survey rated satisfaction with their work, health, emotional and sexual aspects of their lives.

Participants were from the Case/Cleveland Clinic Postmenopausal Wellness Collaboration, which is part of a database of health information about 900 women with osteoporosis.

Women with dental implants reported a higher overall satisfaction with their lives, said Christine DeBaz, a third-year Case Western Reserve dental student. She was lead researcher on the project and personally interviewed each participant.

Fixed dentures scored next highest in satisfaction, followed by false teeth and, finally, women with no restoration work.

Women with dental implants also reported the highest satisfaction in emotional and sexual areas, while those without restorations scored the lowest in those two areas.”

In the end, dental implants provide a fantastic treatment option, due to their longevity, rate of success, and overall emotional health benefits, as shown in this study.

If you have any lingering questions about dental implants or if you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our team or make an appointment. Our incredible staff will give you the best dental care possible.

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