A missing tooth can bring more than just aesthetic concerns, it can also lead to a loss of jawbone density, difficulty chewing, and shifting of remaining teeth. But, with dental implants, you can restore not just your smile but also the function and health of your teeth. Dental implants are the closest thing to having your own natural teeth and provide a long-lasting solution to missing teeth. In this blog post, we’ll explore the world of dental implants and why they’re becoming the preferred choice for tooth replacement. From the process and benefits of dental implants to how they can improve your overall oral health, we’ll answer all your questions and help you on your journey to a complete, confident smile.
What Are Dental Implants?
So, what exactly are dental implants? In simple terms, dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. They’re made of titanium, a biocompatible metal that’s accepted by the body, and are designed to integrate with your bone over time, creating a strong and stable foundation for your new teeth.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even support a full set of dentures. Unlike traditional bridges or dentures, which rest on top of your gums or are held in place with adhesives, dental implants are securely anchored into your jawbone, providing a natural feel and improved stability.
Not only do dental implants look and feel like your own teeth, but they also preserve your jawbone, maintain your natural bite, and improve your oral health. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, providing a long-term solution to missing teeth that’s both functional and attractive.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?
Are you wondering if dental implants are right for you? The good news is that most people are potential candidates for dental implants. However, there are a few factors that will determine if you’re a good candidate, including:
Oral health: Good oral health is important for the success of dental implants. If you have gum disease or other oral health problems, these issues must be addressed before undergoing dental implant surgery.
Jawbone density: Dental implants require a certain amount of jawbone density for successful placement. If you have a thin or receding jawbone, you may need a bone graft or other procedure to build up the jawbone prior to dental implant placement.
Health conditions: Certain health conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, can affect the healing process and the success of dental implants. Your dentist will assess your overall health to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.
Lifestyle habits: Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption can affect the success of dental implants. If you smoke or drink excessively, your dentist may advise you to quit prior to undergoing dental implant surgery.
The short answer is, if you’re in good oral and overall health, have sufficient jawbone density, and have healthy lifestyle habits, you’re likely a good candidate for dental implants. However, the best way to determine if dental implants are right for you is to schedule a consultation with our dentist. During this appointment, our dentist will evaluate your oral and overall health, as well as your dental needs, to determine if dental implants are a good fit for you.
What Are The Advantages of Dental Implants?
So, why should you choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options? The advantages of dental implants are numerous and include:
Natural look and feel: Dental implants look and feel like your own natural teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your smile.
Improved oral health: Dental implants preserve your jawbone and prevent shifting of your remaining teeth, helping to maintain your natural bite and improve your overall oral health.
Durability and longevity: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, providing a long-term solution to missing teeth that’s both functional and attractive.
Increased confidence: Dental implants allow you to smile, speak, and eat with confidence, without worrying about shifting dentures or bridges.
Easy maintenance: Dental implants are easy to care for and maintain, just like your own natural teeth. Simply brush and floss regularly, and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.
Cost-effective: While dental implants may initially cost more than other tooth replacement options, they offer a long-term solution that’s cost-effective in the long run. Dental implants don’t need to be replaced, unlike bridges and dentures, which typically need to be replaced every 7-10 years.
Dental implants offer numerous benefits over traditional tooth replacement options, including a natural look and feel, improved oral health, durability and longevity, increased confidence, easy maintenance, and cost-effectiveness.
What Is The Success Rate of Dental Implants?
The success rate of dental implants is extremely high, with studies showing a success rate of 95-98%. In other words, dental implants have a very high rate of success, making them one of the most reliable and predictable tooth replacement options available.
One of the reasons for the high success rate of dental implants is the fact that they’re made of biocompatible materials, such as titanium, that are accepted by the body. Additionally, dental implants are designed to integrate with your jawbone over time, creating a strong and stable foundation for your new teeth.
It’s important to note that the success of dental implants also depends on several other factors, such as your oral health, the experience of your dentist, and your overall health. So, it’s important to choose a qualified and experienced dentist, who will work with you to ensure the best possible outcome.
In conclusion, dental implants have a very high success rate, making them a reliable and predictable solution for missing teeth. If you’re considering dental implants, be sure to choose a qualified and experienced dentist who will help ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us today and permanently fix your smile!
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Akemi Dental Specialists features the skill and expertise of Endodontist Dr. Tatsuta DDS and Periodontist Dr. Okui DDS.
Both Encino dentists are known for their skill at building a solid foundation for dental health and tooth preservation.
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