Most adults end up losing at least one tooth before the age of 60. But, what happens when someone loses more than one tooth? Often people get dentures, but that would leave them more prone to slippage, wrinkles and other embarrassments and inconveniences. They could also get a bridge, but that doesn’t stimulate bone growth and can cause the jaw to eventually collapse. Or, they could get the best option for multiple missing teeth: multiple dental implants.
Multiple dental implants can restore your ability to eat, chew and talk with confidence. They protect the surrounding teeth and more likely prevent gum disease. You can go back to eating whatever you like with dental implants.
Dental implants also help you maintain a youthful look by strengthening your jawbone, maintaining your face structure and preventing sagging skin or wrinkles.
Dental Implant Statistics
Did you know that dental implants have a 98% success rate? Did you also know that 178 million American adults are missing at least one tooth? Those are just two important statistics related to dental implants that people need to know about. Here are a few more, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID): more than 30 million Americans are missing all their teeth, 15 million people in the U.S. have crown and bridge replacements and 3 million have implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year.
If you are among those missing multiple teeth, dental implants may be the ideal solution.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants do far more than just fill the gap missing teeth leave behind. They replace the exact look and function of your natural tooth, as well as improve your speech and make it easier to eat the foods you enjoy. In turn, this boosts your self-esteem, oral health and overall appearance. Best of all, you can care for dental implants just like the rest of your teeth and they last a lifetime!
Multiple Dental Implant Options
The type and amount of dental implants you get depends on your unique situation and how many missing teeth you have. If you just have a couple missing tooth teeth, your ideal solution is likely getting multiple single-tooth dental implants. If your missing teeth are together, an implant-supported bridge might be your best bet. For people missing most or all of their teeth, the All-on-4 dental implant solution may be ideal, as it completely replaces all of your upper and lower teeth.
Our office now offers a metal-free alternative to dental implants with white ceramic implants.
If you’d like to know more about getting multiple dental implants, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Miyamoto or Dr. Lang today.