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Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss -- mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures, but dental implants are available today.

From: Dental Implants WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 17, 2019

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 17, 2019

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