ANDOVER, MD, May 18, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- About 3.75% of adults aged 20 to 64 do not have any of their original teeth. This often happens due to blunt trauma (such as participating in a contact sport for many years), gum disease or poor lifestyle habits. The usual solution to this problem is to get fitted for dentures.
Andover dentist, Dr. Richard D. Hopgood, of Advanced Dental Concepts has been practicing in the area since 1982. He takes advantage of ongoing continuing education programs in the dental field to learn the latest and greatest methods of correcting tooth-related problems. He offers a simple and straightforward full- mouth restorative treatment plan for patients who need dentures to resolve issues with missing teeth.
Some patients assume that restoring one or more missing teeth is a cosmetic issue, but it is actually important to your overall and digestive health as well. Patients need their teeth to grind and process solid foods. Without any teeth, a person would have to adopt a strict liquid diet.
Also, it's not healthy to leave gums exposed to the elements for extended periods of time. They can become infected or develop gum disease due to neglect. Untreated gum disease can actually lead to other health-related issues, like heart problems.
Another concern is the psychological effect of living life without teeth. Some people lose confidence and avoid meeting others in social situations. This can have a very real effect on self-esteem and even lead to issues with depression.
Andover Dentures from Dr. Hopgood
There's no need to live without teeth-many patients find a viable solution in full dentures. The denture appliance fits right over the gums and can be just as effective as chewing, talking and smiling with your natural teeth. Dr. Hopgood custom designs appliances for each of his patients and will take the time to modify them as needed to ensure that they fit securely and comfortably.
"When doing a full-mouth restorative denture, it's important to ensure a proper fit. I want my patients to have a comfortable experience whenever they wear their dentures," the Andover dentist explains.
About Dr. Richard D. Hopgood, DMD:
Dr. Hopgood graduated from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1978, Magna Cum Laude. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society and has Mastership status in the Academy of General Dentistry. For quality Andover dentures, patients can contact his office at (978) 475- 2431 or AndoverDMD.net to schedule a consultation for a full mouth restoration or partial dentures.Media Contact:
Advanced Dental Concepts
Dr. Richard D. Hopgood, DMD
296 Lowell St.
Andover, MA 01810
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