In our last post, we outlined why a New Year’s resolution to acquire dental implants is a good idea. Of course, we realize most people will hesitate to proceed with those resolutions. This is why we decided to present you with some dental implant statistics. Hopefully, this will cause you to think about the long-term consequences and spur you to action.
178 million Americans are missing one or more teeth. That is almost half of the country’s population. Despite this alarmingly high number, only 1% of those 178 million Americans have replaced the missing teeth with a dental implant. This is the finding according to a 2015 report from the American College of Prosthodontists.
Here are some other dental implant statistics to think about:
- Nine out of 10 people who require implants only require a single-tooth implant.
- Of the 178 million Americans missing teeth, 40 million of them are missing an entire row of teeth in the lower, upper, or both sides of the jaw.
- Independent scientific literature has reported the success rate of dental implants to be 98%.
- One out of every three American Seniors from ages 65 to 74 have no natural teeth.
Dentures and bridges have their uses. However, people who use either of these devices instead of implants are still more prone to periodontal disease. Bridges connect three or more teeth together, making flossing more difficult. This leaves some parts of the mouth vulnerable to bacterial buildup.
Arm yourself with knowledge by reading our latest dental advice. When you’re ready, contact 1895 Dental Implants to find a participating dentist near you. We hope that thinking about these dental implant statistics helps you realize why treatment is so important for people with missing teeth.
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