What is dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants represent a perfect option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible, which means that it is not rejected by the body
Why do we use dental implants?
Dental implants VS Dental bridges
Dental implants are considered the best option for tooth replacement. One of the biggest benefits of dental implants is that they protect the other teeth. In the case of a dental bridge, the natural teeth have to perform the function of support. The implant is not putting any strain on other teeth.
Implants require little maintenance. This is one of the biggest differences between this option and dental bridges. High quality implants can last a lifetime. Dental crowns and bridges will have to be replaced every 10 to 15 years.
It is easier and quicker to get dental bridges. The entire procedure will visit in approximately two to three visits to your dentists and it is cheaper than dental implants. However, dental implants remain the best option for tooth replacement.
Dental implant VS Removable Dentures
Dental implants are permanently fixed which provides your mouth with a state as close as possible to its natural state. They keep you looking younger and prevent embarrassing conditions like dentures slipping and clicking sounds while eating and sleeping.
How dental implants are made?
Most of the dental implant procedures are performed in the dental office under local anesthesia. After clinical and radiological assessment, the implant is placed in the jaw bone by a surgical procedure. The next step which is the placement of the restoration is performed after 3-6 months according to the case. The time of the procedure vary from one case to another, but generally speaking, in a simple case implant can be placed within half an hour.
Ask about Same-day tooth replacement with dental implants.
The availability of placing a dental implant immediately in the same day of extraction made the procedure much easier and more comfortable.
Are you a candidate for dental implants?
The ideal candidate for dental implants has good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant. Some people who have lost bone in their jaw still can get implants by having a bone-grafting procedure. People who are currently wearing partial or full dentures can replace them with dental implants or use implants to stabilize and secure the denture, making it much more comfortable.
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Success rates of dental implants vary, but in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
Are dental implants expensive?
Although dental implants may sometimes have a higher initial cost, when all the ongoing expenses of other treatment options are added up, most people would agree that dental implants are more than worth it!
When you contrast the time investment that dental implant therapy requires versus the repeated office visits required for adjustment, special cleaning and replacements for bridges and dentures, it is easy to imagine how much better life can be with dental implants.