Life expectancy from 1000 BC to AD 1800, has remained less than 30 years. Since 1960, the increase in life expectancy has been more rapid than at any other time in history. In 1965 the average lifespan was 65 years; In 1998 was 78 years. Life expectancy in 2001 was 85 years for a non-smoking individual abnormal weight. A 65-year-old person today can now expect to live more than 20 additional years, And an eight-year-old can expect to live 10 more years. As a population, we now have to worry about keeping our teeth in proper working order for a much longer projected lifespan. What does this all mean? It means a lot more Miles on our tires.
Oral Health Longevity
It is not unusual for a 70-year-old patient to ask, “Is it worth it for me to spend the money to repair my mouth at my age?” The response should be very positive, as that patient’s life expectancy will likely extend for twenty more years and their current dental problems will become more expensive and harder to fix if treatment is delayed.
**After broken and cracked teeth have been repaired with four lifelike porcelain crowns.**
Dentistry by Dr. Dave Cantwell. Lab work by John Tecca of Aesthetic Oral Arts.
Crowns in Boise, ID
By choosing the correct treatment, at the correct Time, we can extend the functional and esthetic life of the teeth -allowing the patient to have pain-free and confident oral health.
If you have broken, cracked, or worn teeth talk with Dr. Cantwell about the appropriate treatment for extending the health and beauty of your natural teeth for years to come.