Tooth loss is a serious and widespread dental health issue. According to recent statistics from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 are missing one permanent tooth. By age 74, over 26% of adults are missing all of their teeth. With dental implants, you can obtain a strong and natural looking replacement for missing teeth.
Livonia Dental Implant Quiz
1. True or False: Tooth loss can cause you to appear older.
2. True or False: Dental implants prevent the loss of bone density.
3. True or False: Implants look and function like natural teeth.
4. True or False: Dental implants are long lasting.
1. True. The body immediately notices when you lose a tooth, registering the loss of a tooth root. As a result, the body stops supplying crucial doses of calcium and phosphorus to the jawbone. Without these key ingredients, the jawbone tissue begins to deteriorate, leading to further tooth loss, sunken cheeks, jowls, and even ptotic chins.
2. True. Dental implants consist of a biocompatible titanium post inserted into the jawbone. Acting like a natural tooth root, the bone tissue bonds with the post. The body then registers this new tooth root and resumes the flow of nutrients, stopping any further jawbone or tooth loss.
3. True. Implants are designed and fabricated based on impressions of your smile, ensuring your new tooth blends with surrounding teeth. In addition, your Livonia dentist will top each implant with a custom-made crown, created to look like a natural tooth. With a dental implant, you will be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence and ease.
4. True. On average, a dental implant can be expected to last for up to 25 years.
Talk to Your Livonia Dentist
Do you suffer from one or more missing teeth? If you would to ask your Livonia dentist about out treatment options for replacing missing teeth, contact our office today. James Steward, DDS, and our compassionate staff proudly serve patients of all ages from Livonia, Farmington Hills, Plymouth, Northville, Dearborn Heights, Garden City, and all surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.