Approximately 69 percent of adults under the age of 45 have lost at least one tooth due to injury, decay, or gum disease. In addition, 26 percent of adults have lost all of their natural teeth by the age of 74. This leaves a large group of patients seeking out the best treatment to replace missing teeth.
Dental implants are preferred over the more traditional treatments, such as partial dentures and fixed bridges, to replace missing teeth and are frequently placed by Dr. Richard Goldin. Traditional replacement treatments either rest on your gums or use surrounding teeth to serve as anchors, such as with fixed bridges. In contrast, dental implants are placed into the jaw bone. The now common dental implant procedure offers a long term replacement option and has proven to be highly successful.
New dental technology offers alternatives to the traditional treatments used to replace missing teeth, such as the dental implant procedure. The traditional replacement procedures are known to have increased complications over time, however the dental implant procedure eliminates many of these complications.
Removable dentures become problematic with bone loss. Bone loss impacts the facial structure and can loosen or alter the way your dentures fit. A denture that fits improperly can be embarrassing and frustrating with clicking sounds or sliding out of place when eating or talking.
Fixed bridges are placed by grinding down your surrounding teeth, potentially making healthy teeth more susceptible to damage. Research has shown that dental implants provide better long term results of replacing missing teeth. Titanium implants are surgically placed into the bone and fuse with the existing bone through osseous integration.
Teeth replaced through a dental implant procedure do not slide out of place and look more like your natural teeth. They are similar to your natural root structure and stimulate the jaw bone, preventing bone loss. The titanium is impervious to decay. Dental implant technology and dental implant procedures have been used for over 20 years.
Many patients that had implants placed back in the 1980s and 1990s report continued optimum function. With proper care and hygiene, dental implants are an effective long term solution to replace missing teeth.
For professional advice about dental implants in Vienna, VA, call Dr. Goldin and schedule your consultation appointment.