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Did you know that 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay? And nearly 26% of adults over the age of 65 have lost at least their upper, lower, or all of their teeth?

Life expectancy continues to increase and the risk of tooth loss has increased along with it. Without teeth, it’s difficult to eat and this can impact your diet. Without teeth to support your face, and without tooth roots and the stimulation of chewing, the bones that had supported your teeth begin to deteriorate, causing more sagging and wrinkling, prematurely aging your appearance.

Dental implants in Holland can replace one or all of your teeth. They’re composed of three parts: the titanium implant that fuses with the jawbone; the abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line; and the crown, which is created by a prosthodontist or restorative dentist and fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance.

Implants are very durable and can last for many years. When they’re well cared for, they can last a lifetime. But just as accidents can happen or problems occur with your real teeth, they can happen to implants as well. Dr. Jeffrey Huisman can restore a damaged implant that will blend perfectly with the rest of your teeth or implants.

If you need one or more teeth replaced, or have damaged a dental implant, call our Holland dental office at 616.396.5919. The bone deterioration from tooth loss begins almost immediately and it’s important to have your teeth replaced as soon as possible.

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