You might be surprised at how common tooth loss is among adults. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, “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. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.”
Tooth loss can result from a variety of causes, including the following:·Gum disease ·Tooth decay ·Mouth injury or trauma ·Poor nutrition ·Disease
The best way to prevent tooth loss is to maintain good oral health habits. Daily flossing and brushing, fluoride treatments, and regular dental cleanings prevent plaque and bacteria from weakening gums and bone. For athletes, wearing a mouth guard can help prevent serious injuries that can cause tooth loss.
If you have already experienced tooth loss, implant dentistry can restore your smile and your self-confidence. A dental implant is made up of a titanium rod that acts like a tooth root, which supports a dental crown, bridge, or dentures above. Implant dentistry is one of the most successful tooth restoration options. You can eat, smile, and talk again as though you had never lost a tooth!
If you are interested in restoring your smile with implant dentistry, call our New Image Dental Implant Center to schedule an initial consultation with one of our highly qualified dental implants dentists. We can complete your smile again with dental implants!