What are Dental Implants?
have been used successfully for many years. The implant itself is a post that is surgically placed in the jaw. A prosthesis
(artificial tooth or teeth) is then attached to the post. Both the surgical phase of treatment and the restorative phase is completed at our office.
What are Dental Implants Used For?
There are two basic uses for Dental Implants:
- As an artificial root for a fixed prosthesis (usually a single tooth or fixed bridge).
- As anchors for a removable prosthesis (usually an Implant-Retained Denture).
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Implants are generally considered as an alternative to Dentures, Partials, or Bridges. When replacing a missing tooth in the front of the mouth, nothing looks more natural than an implant. One important benefit of implants when used for Implant-Retained Dentures is that they slow the shrinking of bone and gum tissue under the denture.
- Of Americans between the ages of 18 and 64, approximately 49% are missing at least one tooth.
- Dental implants are the most advanced tooth replacement system ever devised.
- More than nine out of ten implants last longer than 15 years.
- Dental implants never develop decay.
- Dental implants never require root canals.
- Dental implants preserve the jawbone, which can prevent premature aging.
- No one can be disqualified for implant treatment solely because of their age -- some patients receive implant treatment when they are in their nineties!
How are Dental Implants placed?