Many Adults Need Dental Implants
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants in Johnson City or getting permanent dentures is essential for preserving jaw bone health and maintaining your smile. Tooth loss can cause bone loss that affects the contours of your face. Dental implants and implant supported dentures are proven and effective solutions for replacing missing teeth permanently.
Interesting Facts About Missing Teeth
Here are some interesting facts about tooth loss and missing teeth in adults:
- It is common for most adults to lose almost all of their teeth.
- Diet plays a role in the rate of tooth loss.
- 75+ percent of people have gum disease, which causes tooth loss.
- Almost 180 million people in the US are missing a tooth.
- Approximately 4 percent of adults do not have any teeth.
Permanent Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to look and function like your real teeth. They are made of a strong titanium material and fuse to the jaw bone permanently. This stimulates the jaw bone and helps prevent bone loss in the area where the implant post is placed. We cap the implant with a lifelike crown.
Enhance Your Smile
Having a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth may make you feel self-conscious about your smile. We can restore your smile with a permanent tooth replacement solution, such as single dental implants or permanent dentures.
Better Quality of Life
Tooth loss can interfere with your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can enhance the function and esthetics of your smile. Dr. Gregory Moore will customize a solution for you so you can enjoy a better quality of life.
How Permanent Dentures Work
Permanent dentures supported by a set of dental implants can be an attractive alternative for denture wearers and those who want more stability than what traditional dentures can provide. Also known as implant supported dentures, these dentures are secured to a set of dental implants that are fused to the jaw bone.
These types of dentures are secured to metal bars that run along the gum line. The bars are connected to dental implants to create a stable and secure foundation.
We can reduce the risk of dentures slipping by connecting the base of these dentures to a set of dental implants using a ball-and-socket mechanism..
Concerned About Cost?
Don’t let the fear of a financial burden keep you from getting the treatment you need. Dr. Moore and his staff offer a variety of financing options. To learn more, visit our Affordability page.