Live Your Life Full of Smiles! Compared to dentures and bridges, patients who turn to dental implants to restore their smile discover that they feel, look, fit and function like healthy, natural teeth. They can brush and floss just like they did with their natural teeth. In addition, dental implants that are properly cared for last many decades.
Dental implants also protect facial bone and healthy teeth. They are the only tooth replacement option that actually helps stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. Getting dental implants as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site.
If you’ve lost a tooth (or several), you’ve got more options than a fixed bridge or removable dentures.
- Dental implants are the most popular, effective alternative for people who suffer from:
- Missing teeth
- Deteriorating teeth
- Long-term dental issues
- Congenitally missing teeth
- Traumatic injury to natural teeth
Facts and Figures on Dental Implants:
- More than 35 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws, according to prosthodontists (Source: American College of Prosthodontists).
- 15 million people in the U.S. have crown and bridge replacements for missing teeth.
- There are 3 million people in the U.S. who have implants, and that number is growing by 500,000 each year.
- Ten percent of all U.S. dentists place implants, and that number is also increasing.
- The estimated U.S. and European market for dental implants is expected to reach $4.2 billion by 2022.
- The success rate of dental implants has been reported in scientific literature as 98 percent (Source: Journal of Oral Implantology).
Info obtained by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry www.aaid.com