SOURCE: Colin Morton, DDS

September 13, 2012 05:03 ET

Cosmetic Dentist in Clifton Park on Popularity of Dental Implants Amongst Baby Boomers

CLIFTON PARK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - Dr. Colin Morton says his center for cosmetic dentistry in Clifton Park has seen a growing number of patients requesting single-tooth dental implants and implant bridges as a solution for missing teeth. With the baby boomer generation entering life's later stages, he says many patients are now met with the difficulty of restoring their smiles after years of wear and tear. He says thanks to the burgeoning dental industry, a number of interesting and innovative advancements in the techniques and technology used to perform dental implants have recently emerged. Thanks to this continued pursuit of safer and more effective procedures, Dr. Morton says patients' now have more options designed to improve their confidence in the appearance of their teeth.

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), 69% of adults age 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal, or tooth decay. The same AAOMS study shows that, furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all their permanent teeth. With statistics against them, Dr. Morton says the baby boomer patients at his practice are often concerned about their options for combating the effects of an aging smile and tooth loss. He says they are often looking for a more permanent, worry-free alternative to dentures, and procedures such as crowns, bridges and dental implants for front teeth or back offer a long-lasting, durable solution, which can provide natural-looking results that are easy to maintain.

"Baby boomer patients consider implant supported dentures because of the increased confidence and added security they can provide. The anchor holds the denture in place securely with precision attachments that are replaceable, and always keeps the same tightness of that denture. It preserves the bone, whereas regular dentures compress the tissues, which negatively impact the longevity of the replacement. Implant supported dentures also eliminate dietary restrictions because patients don't have to worry about the dentures coming out of place."

The dentist in Clifton Park says performing a dental implant procedure requires skill and precision in order to produce the highest quality results with the most natural alignment and stable structure. By anchoring a titanium post to the patient's jawbone and fixing a custom shaped restoration on top, Dr. Morton says the dentist is able to reinforce the implant and prevent future bone loss. He adds that patients can achieve a lasting outcome that allows them to smile with confidence and enjoy foods such as steak, corn on the cob, and apples once again.

Regardless of whether patients decide dental implants or implant bridges are right for them, Dr. Morton says being sure to select a dentist with the proper experience and training is essential for receiving the safest and best results possible. He encourages any patient considering dental implants to take the time to research their procedure thoroughly and find a practice dedicated to patient care before undergoing treatment.

About Colin Morton, DDS

Dr. Colin Morton is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and completed extensive training in advanced dental implants during a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has dedicated countless hours to providing the highest quality treatments and the most innovative procedures to his patients.

Located at One Rosell Drive in Ballston Lake, NY, Dr. Morton's practice can be reached at (518) 877-8687. The practice can also be contacted online via the website colinmortondds.com or facebook.com/colinmortondds.

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