Hello everyone! We hope that you're settling well into spring so far. For our first newsletter, we think it’s important to highlight a phenomenon that many people may not be aware of. This is regarding an issue that plagues many Americans, especially those who are older. We’re talking about the issue of missing teeth.
Did you know that half of Americans are missing at least one tooth, according to the American College of Prosthodontists? That equates to about 178 million people! Furthermore, at least 40 million Americans are missing all their teeth. We honestly can’t decide which fact is more startling.
We mention these points to help you and your family understand that missing teeth is not an abnormal condition. In fact, it becomes increasingly common the more you age; 30 percent of Americans aged 65-74 have no natural teeth left.
Without functioning teeth, the most basic self-care becomes increasingly difficult. That’s why we wanted to take the opportunity to discuss the benefits dental implants can provide you and your family members who suffer from tooth loss. No patient should have to deal with this issue on their own.