Lost a Tooth? Dental Implants Can Help

Lost one tooth or several? Don’t feel bad  – about 69% of adults between the ages of 35 to 44 have lost at lease one tooth. The reasons range from accidents to gum disease to tooth decay. When you look at 74 year olds,  twenty-six percent of adults will have lost all of their permanent teeth. Living without teeth is uncomfortable and can lead to poor nutrition leading to other health problems. The ability to chew correctly helps us stay healthy as we age.dental implant

When you are missing one tooth or several you have options for replacement. The best option for most people are dental implants. Dental implants replace missing teeth by acting as an artificial “tooth root” for a single dental crown or several implants can be used to anchor a full set of dentures. Dental implants are a terrific choice whether replacing one tooth or several.

Why are dental implants better than the other options like dentures or dental bridges? Implants act and feel like regular teeth, there is no slipping or movement of dentures if they are anchored by implants. A single tooth that is replaced by an implant will look, feel and act like your regular tooth – no broken bridges.

A dental implant is a small metal device that is placed in the jaw bone. The implant fuses with the bone which ensures it won’t move. Because the implant is fused with the jawbone it also helps preserve bone health – bone loss in the jaw occurs once teeth have been lost.

Dental implants have been used for over 20 years and most implants will last a lifetime. Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants to replace your missing teeth – you can smile with confidence once more!

Contact Medford, OR implant dentist Rothfus Family Dental at 541-858-7994 today to find out more about dental implants.