If you are missing teeth, you may also notice that you are less confident in your smile and your day to day interactions with others. Fortunately, there are viable treatment options for missing teeth, including dental implants in Auburndale, FL. Dental implants provide a permanent solution to missing teeth without the concern of removing dentures.
When teeth are missing for long periods of time, the jawbone may actually change, as the tooth is no longer there to hold the smile in place. While dentures cover the aesthetic problems that come from missing teeth, they don’t address the underlying issues that can be treated with dental implants.
Statistics About Tooth Loss
Adults with all their teeth should have 32 healthy teeth during their adult years, but statistics show that Americans between the ages of 20 and 64 only have on average 24.92 of their teeth. Once the age is over 65, this number drops even more to 18.90 teeth. While the way you look is important, the more important issue is how missing teeth affect the structure of your face.
Dental implants provide you with a better looking smile without the sinking in appearance that can come when a tooth is missing, a better bite that makes it easier to eat, and overall better oral health without bone resorption or bone loss. If you are one of the millions that deal with the loss of one or more permanent teeth, we can help.
If you are in good overall health, have no gum disease and don’t smoke, you may be a good candidate for dental implants for a healthier smile. After a full exam by Dr. Thurston, we can determine exactly what the best treatment plan is for your restored smile.
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To learn more about how we can repair your smile and make you feel great about the way you look, schedule an appointment today at 844-832-4683.
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