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Replacing Missing Teeth: Dentures vs. Dental Implants

Whether you’ve lost teeth to decay, periodontal disease or an accident, we know that having a missing tooth can be embarrassing, inconvenient & often very uncomfortable. Luckily, there are many options for restoring your teeth, but with so many options, there is also some confusion.

seniors with dental implants experience no bone loss

The Vital Reasons Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

The goal of modern dentistry is for each & every patient to keep all their teeth for their entire lifetime. As dental health awareness & dental technology have advanced over the last half century, we now see fewer older people who are missing all their teeth (a condition dentists call edentulism).

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How Long to Dental Implants Last?

With dental implants becoming a more and more popular solution to replace missing teeth, it’s fair to ask: how long do dental implants last? The short answer is that dental implants can last a lifetime. Here’s the long answer.

history of dental implants

How Dental Implants Were Invented

Perhaps the earliest example of dental implants were seashells found in the jaw of an ancient Mayan skeleton from 1,300 years ago.

Dental Implants: The Modern Method of Tooth Replacement