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5 Things You NEED to Know About Dental Implants

animated model of dental implants tooth replacement Dental implants are still a relatively innovative dentistry service, and many patients we treat don’t know much about them. Perhaps the most important thing patients should know is that dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that restores both the tooth roots and the crowns of teeth. This makes implant-retained tooth replacement uniquely effective. If you’re missing a single tooth or a full of arch of teeth, contact our team to schedule a dental implant consultation. We’ll walk you through all of your tooth replacement options, explain the dental implant process, and help you make the best choice to replace your missing tooth or teeth.

1 – Dental Implants Have a 95% Success Rate

Many patients visit us believing that innovative dental implant-retained tooth replacements are too new to be safe or effective. With decades of research and experience, dentists are able to place dental implants with a 95% success rate. Further developments in the techniques, technologies, and materials used for the treatment continue to make this option possible for more patients each year.

2 – Dental Implants are the Most Natural Tooth Replacement

In order to deliver a natural look and feel, dental implants fully restore both the roots and crowns of missing teeth. Unlike other restoration options, dental implants completely replace lost tooth structure to ensure natural form and function following tooth loss.

3 – Dental Implants Restore Chewing 70% or More

Dental implant supported tooth replacement options are much more stable than other solutions, but this is especially true for patients with dentures. The best traditional, removable dentures only restore about 20 to 30% of natural chewing abilities. Implant-retained dentures can renew 70% or more of a patients’ natural chewing range, allowing them to eat a wider variety of foods.

4 – Dental Implants Mimic Tooth Roots

Traditional tooth replacement options only restored those parts of the tooth visible above the gum line, leaving patients’ smiles only half fixed. Dental implants replace and mimic the natural function of the lost root structure by fusing with gum and bone tissue, giving restorations improved stability and longevity.

5 – Dental Implants Preserve Healthy Oral Structures

As dental implant posts mimic the function of tooth roots, they are the only tooth replacement options that provide the necessary stimulation to preserve jawbone density and gum tissue volume. Patients with tooth loss often begin to notice a sunken in appearance or sagging around the mouth. Even those who have traditional tooth replacements may still notice these changes to the shape and volume of the face. Patients with dental implant supported tooth replacements, maintain their full, healthy facial shape and appearance.

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