Some Facts about Dental Implants
More than two-thirds of Americans over thirty-five have lost a tooth, and a fourth of those over the age of seventy-four have no remaining teeth left. Replacing teeth is necessary to restore oral function and confidence, but only one restoration option offers the look, feel, and function of your own teeth.
People first began experimenting with implanting replacement teeth in 600 A.D. by inserting shell fragments into the jaw after teeth were lost. Dentistry has come a long way since then. Today, we use advanced biocompatible materials and surgical procedures to create restorations that are safe, effective, and aesthetically pleasing.
If you have lost a tooth, a dental implant might be a good option for you. Here are some facts about dental implants.
1. Implants cannot get cavities.
Porcelain will not decay like dental enamel, but you do need to brush and floss to protect your remaining teeth, gums, and underlying bone.
2. Implants protect the remaining bone tissue.
The implant fits in the jawbone much like the roots of the teeth do, and every time you use your implant, the bone tissue is stimulated, which helps it stay strong and prevent bone loss.
3. Implants have an unparalleled success rate.
They are one of the most predictable procedures in dentistry today and have a ninety-eight percent success rate. When you take care of them as recommended, you can expect them to last as long as any of your natural teeth.
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