A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be used as a solution for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.
Are Implants Successful?
With more than forty years of clinical experience and over a million patients treated, statistics confirm a success rate of 98% for dental implants.
Why Dental Implants?
- Without the root structure of a natural tooth present, the jawbone can shrink. This shrinking makes you look older.
- There are no loose parts to worry about losing. The implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is needed after placement. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
- Anyone who is missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or tooth decay may be a candidate for dental implants.
Advantages of Implants Over Dentures
- Improved appearances
When you lose an entire tooth, shrinking of the jawbone may cause your face to look older. Implants stop this process.
- Preserve natural teeth
With traditional bridges or partials, teeth adjacent to missing teeth are normally ground down for anchors for the bridge.
- Permanent solution
No loose parts to worry about. No adjustments after placement. The dental implant is stable and comfortable.
Dental implants are simply an amazing way to replace teeth. There is nothing close to comparing the benefits versus any other dental treatment alternative.