Missing teeth can be a huge self-esteem problem for many people and may result in diminished confidence. Unfortunately, many adults suffer from tooth loss. Approximately 70% of adults over the age of 35 have lost a tooth, and by the age of 74, about a quarter of adults have lost all of their teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are one of the most popular methods for remedying tooth loss caused by decay, extraction, dental disease, failed root canal, or trauma to the mouth instead of dental bridges and dentures. Dental implants are artificial teeth inserted into the jaw during surgery. Though dental bridges may be less expensive, dentists have to file down neighboring teeth to install the device. Dental implants, on the other hand, do not damage other teeth because they are screwed directly into the jawbone.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are not for everyone. Typically, you are a good candidate for dental implant surgery if you are in good oral health and have strong bone support beneath the missing teeth. If your bones are deteriorating, the dental implants may not succeed and will not take hold in the jaw. We may recommend bone grafting in this situation.