As life expectancy increases, we have to address the fact that our teeth were not designed to last forever. Problems like dental erosion, fracturing of teeth, and tooth loss are all more likely to occur as you age.
Tooth Loss Is Not Uncommon
According to the American College of Prosthodontics, nearly 120 million Americans have at least one missing tooth, and 40 million have no teeth. The most common cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease, but it can also be the result of decay, injury, or decades of wear and tear.
Millions of people have had their lives transformed by dental implants, and that number is expected to increase by about half a million people each year. Even though they have been used for decades, there are still some misconceptions about what dental implants are and how they work.
Restoring Your Smile after Tooth Loss
Here at Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we want you to be informed about all your options for tooth replacement. Here are a few facts you should know before making a decision about implants
- Dental implants are a single-tooth solution to a single-tooth problem. Unlike a dental bridge, where we have to remove natural tooth structure, a single implant can be restored with a porcelain dental crown, leaving neighboring teeth intact.
- Unlike other types of tooth replacement like bridges or dentures, a dental implant is surgically placed in your jaw. After healing, it mimics the form, function, appearance, and stability of a natural tooth.
- While a single crown is the most typical restoration for an implant, we can also place them at strategic points in your jaw to stabilize bridges and partial or complete dentures.
Please Call Us to Learn More
For all these reasons and more, dental implants in Alpharetta, GA are an exceptional tooth replacement solution for many people. Please call us to arrange a consultation to learn more and see if a dental implant is in your future!