Tooth Loss: 2 Reminders You’re Not Alone
Are you thinking it’s time to do something about your tooth loss but you just feel like you want to hide out? Do you find yourself feeling isolated, as though you’re one of the only people in the world who is experiencing a need for dental implants? You will be thrilled to discover that based on some cold hard facts, you are nowhere near being alone on this journey of yours. Instead, you are keeping very good company! Remember that missing teeth occur due to a wide variety of factors! As for those details that will help you realize your circumstances are quite common, we’re here to make you feel a whole lot better.
Reminder #1: Lots Of People Are Missing Teeth
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 25 percent of people who are 75 or older are experiencing complete tooth loss, which means they no longer have their natural teeth. In addition, more than two thirds of the population (individuals older than 34 and younger than 45) has lost at least one tooth. You see?
Reminder #2: Many People Choose Single Implants
Are you feeling like most people probably choose a dental bridge or partial? Are you worrying that you should choose an implant-supported prosthetic like a bridge instead of relying on single implants? Stop worrying and make the choice that feels the best for your needs. In addition to not being the only person struggling with tooth loss, you’ll be pleased to find you’re nowhere near the only person choosing single crown implants. As a matter of fact, the American College of Prosthodontists reports that around 2.3 million single implants are crafted every single year. That’s a lot of dental implants!
ABOUT YOUR SANTA ROSA, CA, ORAL SURGEONS:
Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).