Permanent tooth loss is a major problem in the United States. According to the American Dental Association, 7 percent of people have lost a tooth by the age of 17. By the time people are 50 years old, the average number of permanent teeth lost is 12. Besides taking a cosmetic toll on one’s smile, permanent tooth loss leads to more pressing health concerns like the thinning of the jawbone and even facial collapse.
Along with the physical effects, there are also significant emotional ones. The majority of patients who lose teeth withdraw from basic social behaviors like talking and eating in public. Scientists attribute the decline to poor self-confidence and esteem.
We want our patients to be healthy, but we also want them to be happy. Therefore, KK Dental offers dental implants as a solution.
Dental implants are synthetic teeth installed directly in the jawbone. The tooth has two components: a root and a crown. The root is made of titanium and goes through the gums and into the bone, which heals around the metal and holds it in place. The crown is made of composite resin and screwed on top. The result is a semi-permanent tooth that looks and functions like a regular one.
Dental implants are easy to create, simple to install, and highly durable. When properly cared for, they can last a lifetime, making them an excellent option for patients of all ages.
We understand that many patients experience anxiety or fear when visiting the dentist. To help combat this anxiety, we strive to make our office as friendly and inviting as possible by offering comfortable furniture, a relaxing environment, and a friendly and educated staff. During the procedure, our dentist will meet with you to discuss any questions or concerns you might have about treatment. They can then customize an implant just for you, and install it when it arrives.
If you are interested in implants, contact us today and get on your way to having a happy, healthy smile.