Dental implants replace missing teeth using posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Implants offer many benefits over traditional dentures and bridges. Because the implants stimulate the surrounding jawbone tissue, this restorative treatment option can prevent jawbone recession.
Dr. Thomas Tang uses dental implants to replace missing teeth at our Brookfield, WI practice. Here, we discuss tooth loss and dental implant statistics to help patients understand how widespread the condition is.
Dental Implant Statistics
The following information was provided by American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID).
- 10 percent of dentists in the United States place implants.
- The percentage of dentists who offer dental implants is rising.
- The estimated value of the U.S. and European dental implant market will reach $4.2 billion by 2022.
- The success rate of dental implants is 98 percent
The AAID noted that around three million people in the United States have received at least one dental implant.
According to Grand View Research, the value of the global dental implants market size was $3.77 billion in 2016. The market is growing by an average of nearly 8 percent annually.
Dental implants are gaining widespread acceptance in the United States, due, in part, to the limitations of removable prosthetics (discomfort, lack of natural appearance, and requirement of maintenance). To find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, contact our Brookfield practice today.
Tooth Loss Statistics
The American Academy of Prosthodontists found that 178 million individuals in the United States are missing one or more teeth.
The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research documented how tooth loss increases with age. Between the ages of 20 and 34, adults in the United States have an average of 26.9 teeth remaining. Between ages 35 and 50, adults have just over 25 teeth remaining while individuals between the ages of 50 and 64 have just 22 teeth. A full set of teeth, including the wisdom teeth, has 32 teeth.
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. More than half of adults in the United States have some level of gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Other causes of tooth loss include bruxism, cancer, smoking, and accidents.
The American College of Prosthodontics provided these statistics:
- More than 36 million individuals in the United States are completely toothless.
- 15 percent of adults who are missing an entire arch of teeth have dentures made each year.
- Missing teeth can be a risk factor for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, among others.
- Geriatric individuals are far more likely to experience tooth loss.
- Economically disadvantaged individuals disproportionately experience tooth loss.
- The majority of adults who are missing one or both arches of teeth use dentures.
Contact Our Office Today
Tooth loss is common among older adults. Tooth loss is also highly treatable. Under the skilled hands of Dr. Tang, you can enjoy the benefits of restored oral function within months of beginning treatment. Dental implants provide superior support for dental restorations. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, you will not experience any shifting of your teeth.
To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, contact our office online or call us in Brookfield at (262) 821-1000.