Several advancements in dentistry over the years have made it possible to preserve natural teeth for longer than before. Despite the latest innovations, tooth loss remains a prevalent problem. Whether due to decay, disease, or trauma, the American College of Prosthodontists reports 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 36 million have complete tooth loss. As an alternative to traditional treatments, like dentures, over 500,000 people a year are now choosing dental implants. Your implant dentist can help you regain the next best thing to your real teeth. You will enjoy many benefits that are not possible with other options.