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Important Facts About Dental Implants

Although the adult mouth is home to 32 permanent teeth, most Americans over the age of 65 have significantly less than that. Statistics show that most individuals only have 18.90 teeth after reaching the elderly years, and those between the ages of 20 and 64 only have on average 24.92 teeth. This illustrates the fact that through injury, disease or some other condition, many adults are losing teeth they don’t want to lose.

Permanent teeth do more than make your smile look great. They also serve as placeholders in your mouth to keep the other teeth in place. When they are missing, the mouth and jaw can shift to a point that is almost unrecognizable. Fortunately, dental implants in Menomonie, WI are a valuable treatment plan that can solve this problem.

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

If you have missing teeth in the back of the mouth and they aren’t noticeable, why should you replace them? Replacing teeth gives you a better, more comfortable bite, prevents the sinking in where a tooth is missing, and also offers overall better oral health. Bone resorption and bone loss are common in those who are missing teeth, and dental implants help you to avoid these problems.

Dental Implants and Dentures

Many adults turn to dentures when they have lost teeth, but these do little more than put a Band-Aid on the larger issue. With dental implants, the root of the tooth is replaced in order to hold the jawbone and keep it from moving. Implants essentially act as your natural tooth as your mouth changes over time.

Good candidate for implants are typically those who are in good health and don’t smoke. If you have any missing teeth due to gum disease or other injury, implants may be a valuable treatment option for you.

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Call Dr. Trimble’s office today at 715-235-2211 to learn more about implants and how they can make a difference in your life.

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8 comments on “Important Facts About Dental Implants”

  1. I had no idea that if you lost a tooth, that the jaw bone would start to deteriorate. It makes that the surrounding teeth would move, and try and fill in that space. If I ever lose a tooth, I'll be sure to do lots of research on dental implants, so I can know about how the whole procedure works.

  2. My mother has resisted the idea of dental implants for years even though she has several missing teeth. I think this article will really help her to understand the benefit of getting implants. I did not realize that dental implants can help avoid bone resorption and bone loss as you explained! Thank you so much for sharing this information!

  3. I think this is worth reading the post.
    The teeth implants can be done on anyone regardless of the age factor, even on elders. It does not require any eligibility criteria for the surgery. The things which are considered are oral and health history of the person.
    Any dental implant requires cleaning and brushing like other natural teeth. It is essential to maintain oral hygiene otherwise one can suffer from the disease called peri-implantitis.

  4. Yes, you are right that if you don’t smoke and you have a good oral health then you are a good candidate for an implant treatment. Many options exist for tooth replacement but I like dental implants because it looks and feels like natural teeth.

  5. My daughter got her tooth knocked out at soccer practice the other day, and we are wondering if a dental implant could solve the problem of a gap in her smile. It is good to know that replacing teeth give you a better, more comfortable bite and prevents the sinking in where a tooth is missing. I am also glad to know that it promotes oral health. We will definitely be talking to our dentist more about this option, thanks.

  6. My son just lost of one his permanent teeth. We need to figure out what to do, and I think dental implants would be so nice. Like you said, it keeps the jawbone healthy and strong.

  7. My husband has crooked teeth. And at the same time, he also had some missing teeth. Is it possible for him to have braces and dental implants?

  8. Thanks for posting this awesome article. I’m a long time reader but I’ve never been compelled to leave a comment. I subscribed to your blog and shared this on my Facebook. Thanks again for a great post!

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