Tooth loss has been a rising epidemic across our country and is only continuing to grow. Did you know a steep 120 million Americans are currently missing at least one tooth, and 36 million don’t have any pearly whites at all?  Thankfully there are incredible advancements in the dental industry, including multiple tooth implants. This allows us to turn those numbers around and replace missing teeth in Rochester.
What Causes Missing Teeth?
There are a handful of reasons one may encounter the sudden loss of an adult tooth. Contributing factors include gum disease, injury, cancer, or common wear overtime. 
Out of the reasons listed above, gum disease is the most notable issue of all and has been deemed the main cause of tooth loss.  With progressing research on the disease, we’ve come to learn that there are some factors we do have control over when it comes to potentially losing our teeth due to gum disease. But other factors are simply out of our hands.
Factors we can control: 
- Lack of receiving professional dental care
- Poor at-home dental hygiene
- Tobacco use
Factors we cannot control completely:
- Having diabetes
- Gender (men tend to run a higher risk of losing a tooth from gum disease)
Our teeth and gum health contribute greatly to our overall health. It’s important to know if you run a higher risk of developing periodontitis and doing what you can to limit those risks.
Benefits of Multiple Tooth Implants
There are many benefits to pursuing multiple tooth implants, especially over other “temporary” solutions, such as fixed bridges or other removable dentures. Besides the aesthetic appeal, implants are secured to your jawbone, encouraging stronger, lasting support.  Other benefits of having tooth implants include:
- Designed to look like natural teeth
- Secure feel that allows you to speak normally
- Comfortable to have
- Preserves your jawbone
- Full control over what you eat
- Meant to last and offer a huge sense of reliability
- Worry-free, unlike dentures
With such a natural fit, feel, and look, your smile is one you’ll be proud to have!
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
After mutually agreeing on a treatment plan with your periodontist, you’ll begin the process by first having the implant post set into your jawbone. Over time, your jawbone will bond with this implant, making it a permanent fixture. After allowing this step to heal properly, a smaller piece called an abutment is attached. You then get a crown that will look, feel and perform like your natural tooth would.
Some people find dental work to be worrisome. However, you can rest assured that most patients claim the implant process is actually preferable to extraction and comes with little discomfort! 
Caring for Your Multiple Tooth Implants at Home
Unlike dentures and other removable solutions, tooth implants are permanent. This makes it easy for you to tend to them. Continue a consistent at-home dental care routine, making sure it includes:
- Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
- Flossing twice a day
- Swishing with mouthwash
Besides keeping a solid self-care routine, it’s also important to continue to visit your periodontist for regular periodontal cleanings and checkups.
Contacting Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester
From confidence to comfort to functionality, your teeth can have a lasting impact on our daily lives and even change how we perceive ourselves. At Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rocheser, we offer various services, including different options for dental implants. We ensure each plan is never a one-size-fits-all, but instead, one size fits You!
To hear more about our multiple tooth implant services or if you have any questions, please contact us directly. You may call us at 585-685-2005. Care beyond your expectations, and a long-term dental solution awaits you.