A Long Lasting Tooth Replacement Solution
Do you have missing teeth? If so, you’re not alone. Did you know that over 100 million Americans are missing a tooth or multiple teeth? The best news is that there are options out there who are looking to replace missing teeth permanently. There are also temporary solutions which include removable dentures, dental crowns, and even dental bridges, but if you are looking for something more permanent and durable for the long term, dental implants are something you should seriously consider.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the main focus of implant dentistry. This means the replacement teeth are placed directly (implanted) into your jaw bone by a dentist or an oral surgeon. The piece that is placed into your jaw bone is usually made out of a durable substance like titanium and then a dental crown is fixed on top, giving you the same appearance and function as a natural tooth.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
This replacement tooth option is great for anyone who is free of gum disease (also known as periodontal disease). If your gum tissue is looking good and you’ve got healthy gums, then a single tooth implant or a multiple tooth implant may a viable solution for missing or severely damaged teeth.
If you’ve been missing your tooth for a significant amount of time it’s possible you’ve experienced bone loss. If this is the case, you can always look into getting a bone graft to help create a solid base for your implant. The healing process for this dental procedure is usually a week or less and implant failure is extremely rare. The success rates are as high as 98% and these types of implants can improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile significantly.
After your dental consultation and exam, the dentist should be able to tell you if you are a candidate for successful dental implants. If you want to know more about dental implants, call TriState Dental today!