The patients who are missing one or more teeth are advised to replace them as even a single missing tooth can have adverse effects on your dental health. When it comes to tooth replacement, you can find limited options such as dentures, partials, and bridges. However, all of these options have some limitations.
But dental implants have emerged to be one of the safest, attractive, and long-lasting options. In case you are missing one or more tooth, the modern dental implants can help in restoring your natural smile.
Unlike other options, the dental implant in Burke replaces the entire tooth including its root. A titanium implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone and capped with a replacement crown. It functions much like natural teeth and offers many advantages over other options.
One of the most important characteristics of implants is that they last for a longer duration as they are stronger than other options. If you maintain good oral hygiene routine, the implants can last for decades or sometimes for a lifetime.
The dental implants have a high success rate, i.e. between 95 to 98%. There are rare cases of implant failure and often there is some underlying reason for the failure and the procedure is not responsible.
The dental implant looks and feel like natural teeth. The crowns placed over the gum line are made of ceramic which looks just like natural teeth and mimics the light reflecting property of natural teeth.
Unlike the dental bridges, dental implants don’t increase tooth decay or sensitivity because the implant integrates into the jawbone.
With implants you can expect increased jawbone strength as they don’t rely on support from adjacent teeth. Since the jawbone needs to support the implant, no atrophy of the bone occurs.
If you are missing a tooth, the dentist would be happy to explain the dental implant procedure and find out if you are the right candidate for implants with right bone density.