You're not alone! Did you know that 69% of adults between the ages of 35-44 have lost one or more of their permanent teeth?
Moreover, by the age of 74, 26% of adults have lose all of their permanent teeth!
Many dentists, including Dr. Timothy Walsh and Dr. Rebecca Weightman, recommend dental implants over other tooth replacement treatment such as fixed bridges and partial dentures. Dentures rest on the gums and can irritate the gum tissue. Fixed bridges rely on adjacent teeth for support and can wear those teeth down over the long term. Dental implants are fused directly with the jaw bone and continue to have a high success rate when replacing missing teeth in Berwyn, IL.
An estimated 69 percent of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one tooth because of gum disease, tooth decay, or an accident that caused trauma to the mouth. By the time these patients reach 74 years of age, 26 percent have lost all of their natural teeth!
Today’s dental technology offers alternatives to traditional methods of tooth replacement such as dentures and fixed bridges. Even though dentures can lead to bone loss and affect the facial structure, and bridges can make teeth more susceptible to damage, these tooth replacement procedures are still considered to be safe.
Dental implants yield better long term results for tooth replacement and involve placing titanium implants directly into the jaw bone. The implants fuse to the bone structure through a process called osseointegration. Implants do not make embarrassing noises and do in fact mirror the tooth structure. They stimulate the jaw bone and can prevent bone loss as a result. Their composition is also resistant to decay.
Dental implants continue to be a lifelong solution for missing teeth and the technology continues to improve. Statistics show that patients who received implants in the 1980s and 1990s still enjoy optimum functionality of their implants.
Replace Missing Teeth in Berwyn, IL
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