Friday, December 29, 2006

Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

Statistics show that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. (source: AAOMS).

Instead of using removable dentures or fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements are surgically placed in the jawbone. More and more people are considering dental implants as their the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth.

Dental implants are usually made of titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Since most of the insurances do not cover dental implants, many people are traveling overseas to places like India, Mexico, Thailand and Singapore for their teeth implants.

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