Losing a tooth is more common than you might think in adults. The National Institutes of Health reports that on average, adults aged 20 to 64 have only about 25 teeth out of 28 or 32 teeth (if you still have wisdom teeth). One of the most common and long-term solutions for replacing missing teeth in adults is dental implants.
Dental implants are one of the best tooth replacement options available. Their benefits include:
- Durability. Dental implants are a long-term solution. The strong materials used for a new tooth root and crown allow your bite to function normally.
- Improved bite. Because dental implants act like your natural teeth, you can eat the foods you enjoy and not have to worry about the slippage that can occur with some dentures.
- Stronger jaw. Missing teeth can lead to further bone loss in the jaw. Dental implants can help strengthen your jaw and prevent further bone loss and further tooth loss.
To learn more about how dental implants can restore your missing or damaged teeth and improve your smile, call Wood Creek Dental today at our Greenville office at (864) 214-3934 or our Landrum office at (864) 469-2626 and schedule your appointment.
We welcome new patients throughout Greenville, Landrum, Simpsonville, and the entire Upstate South Carolina area.