Have you experienced tooth loss? Millions of Americans lose their teeth, primarily because of injury, tooth decay and periodontal disease.
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 7 percent of people in the United States have lost at least one permanent tooth because of decay by age 17.
Sixty-nine percent of adults between 35 and 44 years old have lost at least one permanent tooth, and by age 50, many Americans have lost an average of 12 teeth (including wisdom teeth).
Twenty-six percent of adults age 65 to 74 have lost all their teeth.
If you’re one of those people who are missing one or more teeth due to tooth decay, injury or disease, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Miami Designer Smiles can help determine if dental implants will are a viable tooth-replacement option for you.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a cosmetic tooth-replacement option that is surgically placed into the jaw. They consist of a metal post that acts as a root and a tooth-like porcelain crown, which is the tooth’s visible portion.
After it’s placed into the jaw, the artificial post begins to integrate into the jawbone during a process known as osseointegration. Once fully fused, the crown is mounted atop the implant, restoring your smile.
Many patients and dentists prefer dental implants for replacing missing teeth because they look, feel and function like natural teeth. Dental implants also help preserve your jawbone tissue, keeping your mouth healthy and preventing complications down the road.
Dental implants are an excellent option because they can help replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth and help individuals who are missing all their teeth, too, for a complete smile restoration.
Dental implants are growing significantly in popularity, so much so that the American Academy of Implant Dentistry reports that more than 3 million people currently have dental implants. Still, the demand for implants increases each year.