As it turns out, "permanent" teeth aren't so permanent. It's becoming more and more common for adults to lose their permanent teeth, regardless of age. Just under 70% of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost at least one "permanent" tooth. By age 74, over a quarter of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. Within the next 15 years, the number of people with one or more lost teeth is expected to rise to over 200 million. This is very important, because over 99% of adults believe that a healthy smile is important for their social lives. For this reason, many adults have turned to dental implants to restore their healthy smiles and their confidence.
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The market for dental implants is expected to grow over 5% annually the next 5 years. This is great news for patience since like most things of this nature, the more it is utilized the more it is within reach of regular everyday people who have a need.
There's no denying there's something about a great smile that can change your entire perspective of a person. Whether we like to admit it or not, humans can be very superficial creatures when it comes to evaluating other people. In fact, virtually all adults (99.7%) believe a healthy smile is socially important, according to one recent survey from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.