post menopausal womanIf you are postmenopausal with osteoporosis you are at a greater risk of losing your teeth. Knowing your treatment options and the benefits of each can provide better quality of life both professionally and socially.

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In a 2015 study by Case Western Reserve University’s Dental School of Medicine, research was focused on how oral health affects aspects of life such as social interactions, self-esteem, intimacy and overall health (1). They compared osteoporotic women who have missing teeth restored with dental implants to those who do not. The findings from this review determined that dental implants are best alternative for post-menopausal women who have a declining bone density.

Study Collaboration by Cleveland Clinic

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

Having no real data comparing quality of life after treatment options to replace missing teeth in osteoporotic women, the researchers developed an observational study design involving 237 women.

Aspects of Improved Satisfaction the Subjects Rated

  • Work
  • Health
  • Emotional
  • Sexual

Excerpts From the Study:

“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.

denturesFixed 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.”

Hear what our patients say about their dental implant experiences

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants for you or someone in your family, call Caffaratti Dental Group at 844-358-1555.

 

1. International Journal of Dentistry, Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 451923, 6 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/451923