Dental Implant Statistics
By Patrick Casey on September 30, 2018
Tooth loss can cause people to experience serious dental health and smile aesthetic issues. That’s where implant dentistry at our Montreal, QC office can help. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that can support dentures, crowns, and bridges. When in place, the implants prevent bone loss and gum recession and restore bite strength and stability.
Dr. Charles Casey, Dr. Patrick Casey, and the entire Smile Montreal team would like to go over some dental implant statistics that might help you understand their effectiveness and popularity.
A Note on the Numbers
When possible, the numbers below are taken from the Canadian Dental Association (CDA). To get a bigger picture of implant dentistry and the role it plays, we will also note statistics from America and numbers with a global perspective. This should help you better understand the effectiveness, importance, and need for dental implants, and why it may be ideal for you and your needs.
Canadian Dental Health Numbers
Approximately 5.5 percent of Canadians suffer from untreated cavities and tooth decay (dental caries). Additionally, 21 percent of the population suffers from some degree of gum disease. Both of these conditions can result in tooth loss if they are not dealt with in a timely manner.
The Public Health Agency of Canada noted in a 2010 study that an estimated 25 percent of Canadians do not visit the dentist regularly. Without regular dental visits, the potential for tooth loss increases.
Statistics on Tooth Loss
Given the potential for tooth loss, we’re happy to note that the rate of severe tooth loss (most or all teeth) is quite low in Canada. The CDA estimates that 6.4 percent of the population has no teeth at all. By comparison, that number was 17 percent in 1990. Numbers on other degrees of tooth loss in Canada were unfortunately unavailable.
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in America, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of 24.92 remaining teeth. Additionally, 3.75 American adults in this age range have no teeth at all. Tooth loss becomes more likely as a person ages.
To offer perspective, most adults with all of their teeth intact have 28 teeth (not counting wisdom teeth, which brings the total to 32).
Popularity of Dental Implants in Canada
Dental implants seem to be gaining in popularity in Canada. According to numbers from iData Research Inc, around 90,000 dental implant procedures were performed in 2005, with a promising growth rate of 14.2 percent. It was estimated that the numbers could reach 200,000 within a decade depending on the market and the needs of dental patients.
Patient Satisfaction from Implant Dentistry
Overall patient satisfaction from dental implants can be quite high. A study/survey published by Acta Odontologica Scandinavica looked at patient satisfaction rates 8-14 years after undergoing implant dentistry treatment.
Of the respondents, 81 percent reported high levels of comfort while biting and chewing; 94 percent of respondents reported high levels of satisfactions with their smile aesthetics even many years later.
Contact Smile Montreal
To learn more about treating tooth loss and enhancing your smile, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentists. We look forward to your visit and discussing these matters in greater detail. You can reach our office by phone at (514) 937-6558.
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