Even though great strides have been made in preventing and treating tooth decay and gum disease, it is estimated that more than 35 million Americans do not have any teeth, and 178 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. “Edentulism,” which is the term used to describe the loss of all teeth, is a particular problem for older adults, who are most vulnerable to its effects. Edentulous seniors are a good deal less able to bite and chew nutritious foods that would otherwise help them maintain their strength and health. To address this problem, the vast majority of seniors seeking treatment for tooth loss avail themselves of removable dentures. Tooth implants provide even better results.
P.S. Tooth implants, which are embedded in the jawbone, are not subject to movement or looseness, which undermines chewing ability and confidence.