Dental Implants and Their Safety
Preserving natural teeth is the ideal solution whenever possible, but dental trauma, disease, and damage can result in tooth loss. If you have lost teeth, implants are generally considered the next best thing to natural teeth. Implants are made from medical-grade titanium and are shaped to replace the root of your tooth. When they are surgically implanted into the jawbone, they can support one or more restorations, such as porcelain crowns, dental bridges, or full dentures.
Dental implants are safe and effective. When placed by a skilled dentist who specializes in implants, they are one of the safest and most predictable treatments in modern dentistry. They have a fifteen year success rate of greater than ninety-five percent. Once an implant has fused with the bone tissue, it will not shift or move out of place, and the bone will stay strong and healthy over time. Good dental hygiene and regular dental visits will help ensure the tissues supporting the implant stay healthy and reduce the risk of implant failure.
Although any foreign object in the body can be rejected, the risk is extremely low with dental implants thanks to the biocompatible nature of titanium. Your risk of implant failure may be higher if you smoke or have a systemic health condition that interferes with healing. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for a dental implants.
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