Tooth Loss More Widespread Than You Think
Think tooth loss is only a problem for those in their 70s? Think again. According to an article posted by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), “Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay.” If you’re one of those who have lost a tooth, you know firsthand the profound impact it can have on your everyday life.
Beyond the loss of tooth function, patients can suffer from other serious problems, including issues with self esteem. This is particularly important when it comes to front teeth or “smile teeth.” And, if you think tooth loss is something that could never affect you, take a look at this startling statistic from the same AAOMS article: “Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.”
Suffering from one or more missing teeth? Read on and find out what you can do about it today.
Tooth Loss Treatment
When it comes to tooth loss, often the healthiest option is choosing dental implant surgery. A dental implant is essentially an artificial tooth root, the part of your tooth that lies under the gums. The implant, which resembles a small screw, acts as a rock-solid foundation for an artificial tooth you’ll receive down the line.
While you may have thought that a dental bridge was your only option, dental implants often offer a host of advantages over bridges and other prostheses. The implant literally fuses with your natural bone, ensuring a sturdy base for a beautiful replacement tooth.
Dental Implants in Beverly Hills
If you’re ready to take care of this for once and for all, contact us today. Our cosmetic dental offices are located in Beverly Hills, and you can schedule a consultation at (310) 273-0111. We look forward to meeting you.
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