What do you need to know about Dental Implants?

If you are considering dental implants, there are 4 things you need to know:

  • Dental implants have a high rate of success. The success rate varies depending on the capabilities of the dentist, the health of the patient, and what part of the jawbone the implant will be placed. But in general they have an estimated 98% success rate.

  • They look and feel real. Dental implants are as close to your natural tooth as you can get. They are customized to match your natural set of teeth to fit perfectly, looking and feeling like the real thing.

  • Eating is easy. Because dental implants are anchored to your jaw, there is no difficulty or discomfort when you eat. No slipping, sliding or falling as with standard dentures.

  • Implants serve as a replacement tooth root. When the root of a tooth is missing, your jawbone will gradually start to lose bone mass and density – this happens with standard bridges and dentures. However, with dental implants, the titanium screw acts as a faux tooth root. The jawbone is coerced into thinking that the tooth root is still there, and begins to grow new tissue around it, keeping the jawbone from deteriorating.

Dental Implants are stand alone. They do not need the aid of healthy teeth to affix a dental prosthesis – the bridges, crowns or dentures can be secured to the titanium implant itself without interfering with your other healthy teeth.

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