How a Dental Implant is the Future of Dentistry

Dental Implant
To say that dental implants are the future of dental prosthetics is not a stretch. The technology has advanced so much that it is now head and shoulders above any other device currently being used. The difference is very apparent when you take a look at how these devices are installed, and how they are held in place. While dentures are removable and held in place by adhesive, and bridges are held in place by dental cement, implants are actually inserted into the jawbone by a skilled dentist, oral surgeon or periodontist.

Implants are far more secure, and stable than any of the other solutions. The implants fuse perfectly with the organic tissue, making it so that the body actually provides stability to the implants. What this gives you is a dental prosthetic that is stronger, more durable, and looks better than anything else that you could use to replace your teeth with. We understand that advances have been made in other technologies as well, but the problem is that these devices are still dependent on an older school of thought. Implants, on the other hand, are designed to give us, as a dentist, a blank slate above the gum line with which to recreate your teeth to perfection, and do it with materials that are completely resistant to cavities, decay, or disease.

 Surgically installed, dental implants are the most permanent solution you can get for replacing lost teeth. This gives you an incredible amount of flexibility, and of some of our patients raises a number of questions. For someone considering changing their current prosthetic device, they want to know how long these new dental implants will last, what is the success ratio for the installation, and how long will it take for them to recover from the surgery. These are normal questions that we hope to answer during our first few session. Here are the short answers.

Dental implants are just like natural teeth. The fact that they are installed and become part of the jaw means that they will last better if you treat them well. Good oral health habits will increase their lifespan, while things like gum disease, resorption of the jawbone, or accidents will reduce the life of your implants. Typically they last anywhere from seven to thirty years.

Installing implants is one of the most successful dental procedures that works flawlessly between 93% and 98% of the time. There is a small group of patients who have trouble with the install, typically because of other problems that affect the mouth.

The best way to install dental implants is in stages, with a recovery phase at the end of each stage. After each stage, you will be sent home for between ten to fourteen days. When you return, we will check out the healed site, make any small changes that may be necessary, and then proceed to the next stage. This does two things. First it gives us a much higher rate of success both in terms of installation and longevity. Second it gives you a much shorter final recovery time, around two weeks, after all, the procedures have been completed. Your new dental implants will look natural and beautiful one you are fully recovered.

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