Many people who were born in the baby boomer generation are now beginning to experience tooth loss. In fact, people from the ages of 50-64 have lost at least six teeth, and, surprisingly, ten percent of Americans who are over the age of 50 have lost all of their teeth.
So what is going on in our mouths as we age? According to Tal Morr, D.M.D, M.S.D., a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, our teeth become more brittle as we get older which causes them to break more easily. Also, bone loss occurs as we age, which can affect the mouth by causing teeth to loosen and fall out.
Today, dentists and prosthodontists offer an array of dental implants and dentures to people who have experienced tooth loss.