The American Academy of Implant Dentistry estimates that 69% of all American ages 35 to 44 have at least one missing tooth, and that ¼ over the age of 74 have lost ALL of their teeth. In fact missing teeth is a problem that has been around seemingly forever, but did you know that tooth replacement also dates as far back to 600 AD? Even back then people were looking for ways to replace missing teeth. So much so that they actually hammered tooth shaped pieces of shell into the jaws of Mayan women. Luckily today we don’t have to resort to such painful and barbaric methods of tooth replacement. If you have missing teeth you know the frustrations that follow suite. You might be tempted after all to resort to what the Mayans did, or at least can understand what drove them to such extreme measures.
Today there are a few tooth replacement options. But anybody with missing teeth can tell you that while Bridges and Dentures can solve some of the problems of missing teeth they seem to create just as many. Dental Implants literally solve all of the problems of missing teeth. They look, feel, act, and function like real teeth. Better yet they aren’t susceptible to cavities or decay. Dental implants make it possible to enjoy the foods you love, keep your jaw healthy and strong, and bring back the comfort you thought you had lost when you lost your teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, a few teeth, or a whole mouth of missing teeth. Anyone who has seen the effects of dental implants first hand will tell you they are worth every penny.
To see if implant dentistry is right for you contact New Image Dental Implant Center today.