What are Dental Implants?
Quite simply, Dental Implants are artificial replacements for natural
tooth roots. They attach firmly into the gum and jawbone, becoming
quite solid. Your general dentist then places a crown onto this
artificial tooth root which looks feels and functions like a natural
can also be used to anchor partials and full dentures.
What are some of advantages
of Dental Implants?
- More attractive appearance.
- Speech improvement.
- Greater comfort.
- Greater ability to chew food naturally.
What are the advantages
of anchoring dentures with Dental Implants?
Implants look and feel like natural teeth. Because Dental Implants
are fixed in the jaw, there are none of the problems that can be associated
with removable appliances (dentures and partials), including:
- The slipping, irritation & pain that can accompany dentures.
- The tedious removal for overnight soaking and cleaning.
- The application
of adhesive creme every morning.
What is the success
rate of Dental Implants?
The success rate of Dental Implants after they have become fixed into
the jawbone is between 94% and 98%. If you are a non-smoker with
good oral hygiene habits, the percentage is closer to 100%.
How long will they last?
Dental implants integrate into the jawbone. Implants have been in
patients mouths for 25 years. With excellent oral hygiene and regular
check-ups and cleanings, your implant should last a lifetime.
Are Dental Implants
A single Dental Implant costs slightly more than a bridge and often
is not covered by dental insurance. However Dental Implants tend to last
much longer and have less problems.
How Predictable is the
The success rate of Dental Implants is between 94% and 98%. If
patients practice good, daily oral care and regular implant maintenance,
Dental Implants can last over 30 years.
Am I a Candidate for
Dental Implants begin with an evaluation by your general dentist who
will decide if you are good candidate for the procedure. If he feels
implants might be possible, he will send you to an implant surgeon for
a placement evaluation.
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