Implants are a tooth replacement option that involves placing a medical grade titanium screw into the jaw bone. Once this titanium “root” has fused with the bone it can be used to support a crown, bridge or denture, replacing missing teeth, partial dentures and other forms of dentures. Implants have been used successfully for over thirty years, have a high success rate and function and feel like your natural teeth. The success rates for dental implants are extremely high due to titanium’s biocompatibility with bone.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
ADVANTAGE OF IMPLANTS
Dental implants are designed to fit the structure of natural teeth. Simply put, in dentistry today, there is nothing that looks and feels more like natural teeth than crown or bridge supported by dental implants. Due to its biocompatibility, the implants are able to absorb biting force comparable to healthy natural teeth.
DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE
Generally, the replacement of missing teeth with implant supported crown and bridge can be divided into two stages:
Dental implants are a successful and predictable way to replace missing teeth. The main factors that may contribute to implant failure include patient’s oral hygiene, general health and ability to heal after surgery, smoking, density and strength of the jaw bone. Generally, clinical studies indicate that success rates vary between 90 and 95%.