It’s normal to experience tooth loss in your sunset years. While technological advancements have reduced tooth loss among seniors, older people still lose teeth to wear and tear, gum disease, tooth decay, and injuries. According to the CDC, nearly 20% of adults aged 65 or older have lost all their teeth! While tooth loss is somehow inevitable in old age, you can still keep your smile looking and feeling younger than its years.
Santa Rosa Dentistry and Implant Center of Santa Rosa, California, offers high-quality dentures to restore your smile’s beauty and function. Instead of conventional dentures, Dr. Wayne Sutton offers Fountain of Youth (FOY) Dentures crafted with cutting-edge technology to provide an optimal fit and better function.
Teeth are amazingly strong, but they aren’t indestructible. Over the years, teeth undergo significant wear and, over time, even lead to loss! Besides natural wear and tear, the other causes of tooth loss in seniors include:
Poor oral health will cause problems at any age, but as you age, it becomes worse. Tooth loss limits your chewing ability, resulting in limited food choices. As you’d expect, poor nutrition follows, and your health can go downhill very fast. Tooth loss affects your speech and facial aesthetics, often leading to self-isolation, self-consciousness, and even depression.
Good news! You don’t have to suffer the consequences of tooth loss. Our office offers premium dentures to reverse the damaging effects of missing teeth.
Dr. Sutton offers FOY dentures that bring life-changing benefits to seniors. Unlike conventional dentures, FOY dentures are created considering your teeth, gums, and even the muscles and joints involved in jaw movement. Because of this unique design, FOY dentures offer a superior fit for enhanced stability and security when chewing, speaking, or smiling.
FOY dentures aren’t only about function and comfort— they enhance your facial aesthetics, creating a more youthful appearance. These dentures shave several years off your face, making you appear younger than your age. What’s more, these dentures are created from high-quality materials for durability.
Just because you have gray hair doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a beautiful smile. Our office believes everyone deserves a beautiful smile, regardless of their age.
Dr. Sutton is one of the premier cosmetic dentists in Sonoma County, and with over 20 years of experience, his implant center maintains a standard of excellence using the strongest dental implant bridge currently available to provide predictable full mouth dental implant reconstructions.
Dr. Sutton completed his postgraduate studies at The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco and received his doctorate, three years of experience as a clinical instructor, and the coveted “Clinical Excellence Award” from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1997. He also earned his Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and studied Advanced Occlusion at the Hornbrook Group.
Dr. Sutton continues to take four times the annual continuing education requirements to maintain his license. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (awarded his Fellowship), the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellowships status), the American Dental Implant Association (Diplomat status), the American Dental Association, the American Academy for Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Sutton is also a select cosmetic dentist recognized as an Official Dentist of the Mrs. Globe – Mrs. USA Pageants.