Lucio H. Kim DDS

Why Dental Implants Continue to Grow in Popularity

February 29, 2020
Posted By: Lucio H. Kim, DDS Team
Diagram of how a tooth replacement procedure works

At Lucio H. Kim, DDS, we have long championed dental implants as the most lifelike tooth replacement option on the planet. Your Glendale dentist offers a variety of tooth replacement options, but dental implants remain a patient favorite.

Dental Implants are the only tooth replacement option that restores your tooth and your root, making them aesthetically pleasing and conducive to optimal oral health.

We know our patients love their dental implants in Glendale, CA, and according to a 2014 study by the National Center for Biotechnology, dental implants will only gain in popularity as patient need increases.

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, more than half of all adults, aged 35 to 44, have lost an adult tooth to an accident, periodontal disease, a failed root canal, or tooth decay. And at least 26 percent of senior adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. As a result, up to 300,000 dental implants are placed each year. These numbers are equivalent to artificial hip and knee joint replacements during the same twelve-month period.

What Are Dental Implants and Why Are They So Popular?

Dental implants are tooth root replacements made of biocompatible titanium. Our Glendale dentist will implant a post into your jaw where it integrates over a period of months. When integration is complete, we top the dental implant with a replacement crown.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Unlike other tooth replacement options, a dental implant is like a do-over. It is a permanent solution that can last for decades, or even for life, with proper upkeep like regular dental visits and an excellent at-home oral care routine.

Dental implants also sustain your jawbone against deterioration, which is a natural occurrence when you lose your tooth root and help prevent your teeth from shifting.

Contact Our Dental Team to Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation

If you’re considering dental implants in Glendale, we look forward to scheduling your consultation with our top dentist. Give us a call at (818) 242-3739 or schedule your consultation online.

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