October 06, 2014

Facts About Lost Teeth and the Need For Treatment

The ADA Specialty Scan--Prosthodontics gives the following statistics about missing teeth:
  • more than 35 million Americans have no teeth (are edentulous) and 178 million U.S. residents are missing at least one tooth
  • among seniors, the ratio of edentulous people is 2 to 1, about 23 million are edentulous and 12 million are edentulous in one arch
  • nine out of ten edentulous Americans have dentures
  • the number of partially edentulous Americans is expected to rise to more than 200 million over the next 15 years
  • about 15% of the edentulous population has dentures made each year
Source: American College of Prosthodontics

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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