Dental Implants

An estimated 3 million people in the United States have dental implants, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and another half-million individuals get the oral devices each year. The number of Americans with dental implants jumped sevenfold from 1999 to 2015/2016, according to a 2018 study published in the Journal of Dental Research. Nearly one in five U.S. adults could have dental implants by 2026 if the trend continues at its current pace.  

Although science hasn’t established a direct link between dental implants and oral cancer, a 2017 systematic review noted several cases in which oral cancer around dental implants was “camouflaged” as gum inflammation. 

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