Under ideal circumstances, your natural teeth would last your entire life. Unfortunately, a significant number of your teeth will be lost through the years. About 69% of adults lose at least one permanent tooth by the time they reach age 44. In general, the average American loses about 12 teeth by the time age 50 is reached.
It is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible to prevent other dental problems from developing. Missing teeth can change your appearance subtly or dramatically, depending on how many and which teeth are lost. Not only are your teeth necessary for proper mastication of food, but they also provide structure for your facial features by supporting your lips and cheeks. When teeth are missing, your face can look sunken; lips can collapse, causing you to look much older than your age. Restorative dentistry from Bob Perkins DDS offers various options for replacing your missing teeth and repairing damaged teeth.
Dental implants are one of the best methods of replacing missing teeth. Read more about this procedure by clicking on the link below:
When you have large gaps due to missing teeth, a dental bridge may be recommended. The dental bridge uses artificial teeth suspended on a “bridge” between two crowns placed on the adjacent teeth.
Complete Dental Restorations
Older adults are more likely to have complete tooth loss. About 13% of the population aged 65 -75 have complete loss and the number doubles for those over 75 years of age, according to the CDC.
Individuals with complete tooth loss face a host of problems that can affect their appearance as well as general health. In fact, complete tooth loss has been associated with chronic kidney problems among other health concerns. Smiles in Malibu offers complete dental restorations for individuals who suffer from complete tooth loss.
Even though traditional dentures are generally used to replace missing teeth, dentures supported by dental implants have many advantages that make them more desirable. Dr. Perkins performs complete dental restorations, which not only improve your appearance, but also help restore your oral health and general well-being.
Replace those missing teeth before other problems develop. Contact Smiles in Malibu today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Perkins, and discover your options for tooth replacement.