Many people with a missing tooth or two can suffer from a lack of self-confidence. That in mind, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons reports that there are a large number of Americans with missing teeth:
"Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth."Fortunately, advances in dental technology have made it possible for experienced dentists like Dr. Gerald Regni, DMD to restore the smiles of their patients. Some of the tooth treatment options a Philadelphia dentist like him might offer to patients include:
Dental bridges make use of a bridge of false teeth that is anchored down by two existing permanent teeth. Dental bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Dental implants make use of a replacement tooth root and a false tooth. An implant dentist in Philadelphia fuses a small piece of titanium into the jaw which anchors the false tooth in place. This procedure is highly effective, boasting an amazing 95 percent success rate.
Some people, however, may not be eligible to receive a certain treatment. When opting to have missing teeth replaced, be sure to visit an experienced dentist who offers multiple tooth replacement methods. In the event you are not eligible for your preferred treatment, the dentist can present to you more appropriate options, allowing you to replace missing teeth as quickly as possible.
(Source: Dental Implants, The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons)