Having dental implants put in is becoming an increasingly popular procedure, it has been said.
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), in 2008, the number of dental implant procedures being performed in the US amounted to $150 million (£94 million), while in 1988 this figure was $10 million.
Findings from the AAID also revealed that more than three million people in the US have already had the procedure and every year 500,000 more go through with the oral hygiene treatment.
Speaking to Business Insight, Dr Hermogenes Villareal, an oral surgeon and implantogloist, said: “Our teeth are more important that we think they are.”
He added: “With dental implants, you can achieve a whole set of teeth [that] can function as optimally as they should.”
Dr Caseldine from Arizona also praised the benefits of dental implants, telling ABC15.com that they can help restore “smiles and confidence” among patients.