Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss – mostly due to tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontitis (gum disease), or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges and dentures. But today dental implants are becoming the standard of care. Success rates vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed. In general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are tooth root replacement. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
Some advantages of dental implants include improved appearance, speech, comfort, and oral health. Eating will be easier and pain-free. Implants are also very durable. With good care, many implants last a lifetime. Also, implants are not removable, so there is no need for the messy adhesives to keep your dentures in place.
How Do I Care for My Implant?
Dental implants require the same care as permanent teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups.
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