Few other Cosmetic Dentistry issues impact a patient’s quality of life like missing teeth. Implant dentistry is so important because missing teeth can be embarrassing as well as cause smiling, eating and speaking to be difficult and uncomfortable.

It’s understandable that some of our Glendale, Arizona-area patients are bashful about asking questions about dental implants and exploring the possibilities of this highly-successful procedure. But they shouldn’t be.

More than 30 million Americans are missing some or all of their teeth, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID). But only about half of those people have crown or bridge replacements, meaning many more people now have dental implants.

The AAID says 3 million Americans currently have dental implants, and another half-million Americans received implants each year.

Here are three more AAID statistics regarding dental implants and why they are a smart choice for people who are missing teeth:

·The success rate for dental implants is around 98 percent.

·To spite their growing popularity, only about 10 percent of American dentists are trained in implants. Dr. Donald Wilcox is one of them.

·During the next four years, the dental implant market in the United States is expected to balloon to $5 billion.

When you are ready to live without the burden of missing teeth, please contact Desert Smiles online or call 602-978-1790 to book an appointment. The Restorative Dentistry practice at Desert Smiles is proud to serve patients in Glendale, Arizona as well as the Phoenix, Scottsdale and Peoria communities.

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