Dental History Proves the Longtime Need for Implants

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

Teeth can take a beating. That's just one reason that people living in the Glendale, Arizona area who suffer from missing teeth should explore dental implants at Desert Smiles.

Although adult tooth loss has significantly decreased in recent decades, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, a significant percentage of adult Americans continue to suffer from tooth loss. Tooth loss in adults is most pronounced in among the following groups:

  • Older adults
  • African-American adults
  • Current smokers
  • Lower-income, lesser-educated adults

While gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the leading reason for tooth loss among American adults, other common reasons include:

  • Accidents or trauma
  • Physical stress
  • Jaw-grinding
  • Misaligned bite

From speaking to chewing, teeth (or some manner of tooth prosthesis) play such a vital role in overall human health and well-being that long before modern Cosmetic Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry, ancient peoples used tooth-shaped shells or stones in place of lost teeth, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Today Americans who happen to lose teeth can benefit from an individual dental implant plan.

Dr. Donald Wilcox at Desert Smiles is well-versed in evaluating patients for dental implants along with fixed dental bridges and full or partial dentures.

Regardless of whether you struggle with missing teeth, or simply live in the Glendale, Arizona area and are in need of a new practice that offers a wide variety of patient services, please contact Desert Smiles online today or call 602-978-1790 to book an appointment. We also serve patients in the greater Phoenix, Scottsdale and Peoria areas.