Did you know that approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth? And, it’s estimated that close to 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. While having a missing tooth may not appear to be as problematic as missing several (or all) teeth, there is a slew of oral and other health problems that can result from missing teeth.
Dental implants are an attractive option for people missing one tooth or multiple teeth. As a long-term solution, dental implants help patients avoid problems such as misalignment of the existing teeth and jaw, speech difficulty, inadequate nutrition, and periodontal disease.
At Penn Dental Medicine, we routinely help people of all ages to restore their smiles with dental implants. In fact, our prosthodontics program—the only one of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia area—specializes in restorative procedures. Learn more about dental implants and how they can help you.