With poor oral hygiene being at the top of the list, the number of people with missing teeth will increase to over 200 million people in the next 15 to 20 years.
According to dental implant dentist in Grosse Pointe Woods, Dr. Mary Sue Stonisch, poor oral hygiene is the number one reason people lose their teeth. Add medications, smoking, tobacco use, and genetics to the mix, and you will see more people with missing teeth. People are living longer as well. That means there are more people who are dealing with one or more missing teeth.
Long term over the counter and prescription drug medications can also lead to missing teeth.
Dental implants are the permanent solution for missing teeth and unlike dentures act as natural tooth roots. Your dental implant dentist in Grosse Pointe Woods uses medical grade titanium that is surgically implanted into the jawbone. After the area has healed, artificial teeth are placed over the tops of the screws. Because the posts fuse to the bone, known as osseointegration, this makes the implant just as strong, if not stronger than a natural tooth. When proper care is taken, dental implants can last for the rest of your life.
As a diplomat in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a mentor for the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington, Dr. Stonisch has the skills and experience to give you a beautiful smile with natural looking dental implants and the revolutionary dental implant system known as the X-Guide™ system.
If you would like more information regarding dental implants for missing teeth, call and schedule an appointment with Faircourt Dental today.