3 Things That Contribute to the Success of Dental Implants

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Do you have missing teeth? Dental implants may offer a solution. This procedure fills in the gaps in your smile with small titanium screws topped by a restoration, usually a dental crown or bridge, that gives your beam a full look. It is one of the most successful dental procedures with a success rate of over 95%. But what exactly makes dental implants so successful? Continue reading as we discuss three of the main factors that contribute to dental implant success.

Reason #1: Dental Implants Preserve Your Jawbone

The first reason is due to the process of osseointegration. This is when the implant fuses with the jawbone, creating a strong and solid foundation for the new tooth. This process takes four to six months on average.

This is important because when a tooth is lost, the area of the jaw where it used to be can start to deteriorate. This may lead to a decrease in jawbone mass, shifting teeth, and additional tooth loss. Implants provide your jawbone with the stimulation it needs to prevent deterioration.

Reason #2: Dental Implants Look & Work Like Real Teeth

The second reason for dental implant success is due to them looking and working just like real teeth. The titanium implants are made from is incredibly durable. Once fused to the jawbone, the replacement tooth is nearly as strong as your natural ones. You also won’t have to worry about slipping when you eat or speak, unlike people who wear dentures.

Additionally, dental implants reflect light in the same way as your tooth enamel. They are also color-matched to seamlessly blend with the rest of your smile.

Reason #3: Dental Implants Are Long-Lasting

Lastly, dental implants are successful because they are a long-lasting solution to missing teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. The key is to practice proper oral hygiene by brushing twice and flossing once daily. You also need to visit the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

Additionally, avoid smoking, drinking alcohol excessively, consuming too much sugar, using your teeth to open packages or bottles, and other oral habits that may damage your implants. Be sure to choose a reputable and experienced dental professional to place your implants to ensure that it’s done properly and you can enjoy a smile that lasts for years to come.

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