Tooth loss is a common problem. In fact, studies show that nearly 70 percent of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth. In addition, 26 percent of adults are completely edentulous (they’ve lost all of their teeth) by age 74. Tooth loss can be due to an accident, decay, a failed root canal, or periodontal disease. Implants are a common treatment for missing teeth. According to the tooth loss statistics, it is estimated that anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 dental implants are placed each year. Take our Friday Fun Implant Quiz to learn more about dental implants.
Multiple Choice Quiz
A. The earliest dental implants date back to:
- The ancient Mayans
- Medieval England
- The 1950s in the United States
B. Most dental implants are made with:
C. An implant replaces:
- The crown of your tooth
- The root of your tooth
- Both the crown and the root of your tooth
D. The success rate of dental implants is:
- 50 percent
- 75 percent
- 95 percent
A. 1: Evidence of implant use dates back to the Mayan civilization in 600 AD. Actual Mayan primeval skulls have been discovered with wood, stones, and small pieces of seashells used as dental implants.
B. 3: Most implants are titanium posts. It was discovered that titanium is biocompatible with the human body, meaning our bodies will not reject it, and it also osseointegrates (fuses) with bone.
C. 2: The term “implant” refers to the replacement of the root of your tooth, and is surgically placed into your jawbone. Once the implant heals (fuses with the bone), which can take 3 to 6 months, a crown is then placed onto an abutment attached to the implant post.
D. 3: Implants are known for their strength and longevity and boast long-term success rates of over 95 percent.
Interested In An Implant? Call Dr. Huffstutler, Today!
If you are missing one or more teeth and would like to discuss implant placement, schedule an appointment with Dr. Huffstutler, your Forth Worth, TX, dentist, and his trusty team today by calling 817-918-3038. We also proudly serve North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.