In the geriatric population the ratio of edentulous individuals is 2 to 1. About 23 million are completely edentulous and about 12 million are edentulous in one arch.
For adults between the ages of 35-44, 69 percent have lost at least one permanent tooth. "By age 50, Americans have lost an average of 12 teeth (including wisdom teeth). And among adults 65 to 74, 26 percent have lost all their teeth."
A 2015 study revealed that 53% of denture wearers obtained their dentures by the age 44 or younger. "A second study shows that 20 million women over the age of 40, which is about 19 percent, have full or partial dentures."