Dental implants are a comfortable and permanent solution for missing teeth. They form a strong foundation for teeth and keep the jaw healthy and strong. Implants support individual replacement teeth or secure specialized dentures in place. Unlike bridges, no healthy teeth are damaged. Unlike most bridges, implants can last a lifetime. Implant-supported replacement teeth are attractive, stable, and comfortable for almost any patient.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. Dental implants are a great choice if you are missing one or more teeth. Teeth are not solely responsible for chewing; they also help to define our facial features. Missing teeth can drastically affect your appearance, but dental implants can prevent this. Dental implants are artificial roots that are placed into the gum line so that replacement teeth can be supported. Dental implants can also be used to support dentures as well as crowns and bridges once the implants integrate with the jawbone.
Dental Implants have several advantages over other tooth replacement methods, such as:
- Appearance – The dental implants will give you the most natural looking replacement for teeth that have been lost. They can match the color, shape, and appearance of your natural teeth and they do not have the metal hooks that are used to keep dentures in place.
- Damage – When you use dentures or other replacement methods, it is possible to break, fracture or otherwise damage the surrounding teeth. Dental implants will not damage the neighboring teeth any more than natural teeth would.
- Longevity – Dental implants will last longer than other restorative procedures. There is a 98% success rate for dental implants and even after 10 years in place, there is a 95% success rate for the implants.
- Bite strength – The dental implants will give a person the same bite strength as natural teeth. They will not cause the bone to erode over time. Dentures give a person only half the bite strength of natural teeth and they lose that strength over time.