According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, around 70% of adults aged 35 to 44 years seat least one tooth due to reasons such as dental fractures, gum disease, tooth decay or any kind of injury/trauma.
But who says you need to go through life with missing teeth? These days you can easily find amazing solutions for missing teeth, such as dental implants or dentures.
Dental implants are basically replacement teeth that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. You can easily benefit from this treatment if your gums are healthy.
Dentures are basically false teeth or removable replacement for teeth. There are two main types of dentures: complete and partials.
Dentures are usually not an ideal solution for missing teeth among patients because if they are not fixed with the proper adhesives, they may slip out of place while speaking or eating. In addition, they require more maintenance compared to dental implants.
With the right oral hygiene and dental care, the life expectancy of implants could go up to 20 years!They are often popular when one or two teeth are missing, but can also be proven beneficial as an alternative to dentures.
Some benefits of dental implants include:
At Bruce Parker, DMD, we can provide you with dental implants to restore your smile once again! Book an appointment today to find out of dental implants are right for you.