Dental implants like those placed by Nashville dentist Dr. Kent White are among the most exciting restorative dentistry advancements in recent history, and a technology that has greatly improved the lives of retirement-age adults.
Missing and damaged teeth are a major health concern for senior citizens, according the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. These numbers help put the restorative dentistry needs of today’s senior into view:
- 18 percent of seniors have untreated tooth decay
- Seniors age 65 and older have an average of nine decayed or missing teeth
- 93 percent of seniors have previous dental work that needs maintenance
The options for treating missing teeth were less comfortable and more dysfunctional before the advancement of dental implants, which have become the preferred solution for dentists in Nashville and nationwide when a patient is suffering from cracked or missing teeth.
But few dentists are as well-qualified as Dr. White at the Center for Advanced Dentistry in Nashville to help guide senior citizens through the dental implant process. Considered an esteemed trainer among his own professional peers, Dr. White’s education includes an implantology-focused residency under two of dentistry’s foremost implant specialists.
Dr. White and his staff also go above and beyond to make patients feel comfortable and secure, and to make sure that they are “treating the whole patient.”The best news for seniors about dental implants: There is no specific age requirement for this treatment, which means you are never “too old” for dental implants.
If you are in Nashville and need a compassionate dentist to expertly manage your cosmetic or restorative dental treatments including dental implants, please contact the Center for Advanced Dentistry online or by telephone to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. White: (615) 383-6787.