Dental implants are a kind of artificial roots which are screwed in the jaw to replace a missing root. A crown a bridge or a denture could be fixed on the implant.
The Life Changing Impact of Dental Implants
There’s never been a better way to replace missing teeth than what the modern dental implant has to offer. Unlike traditional treatments, implant therapy uses a biocompatible, artificial “root” that’s anchored into the mouth and integrates with the body as if it were the real thing. Their integrity and durability allows us to use implants to replace as few or as many teeth as necessary.
When is implant treatment possible?
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
Implant treatment is possible when the jaw has reached its final size when growth is completed, when there is sufficient bone and healthy gums. Smoking reduces the success rate of implants treatments.
98% of implants last for life. Yes, you read that right. Assuming that the implant integrates properly with the body and is maintained correctly over the years, most of our patients can expect their new “tooth root” to stay there for decades. Although the restoration on top may gradually wear out, the implant itself should not.
Implants are made of titanium which is a body friendly material. Some implants are covered with a ceramic layer.
Maintenance and hygiene of your dental implant
Following the placement of implants adequate daily oral hygiene is very important. Clean the space around the implant regularly using floss thread. Often the use special antibacterial disinfection are recommended. Your dentist would discuss this matters with you.
Becoming a Natural Part of the Body
“Osseointegration” is the process where your body forms new bone around an implant and fuses it into the jaw. Although getting an implant may sound uncomfortable or invasive, it’s actually considered to be a less-invasive and healthier alternative than getting a bridge or removable denture. Thanks to modern implant advancements, it’s almost like having a real tooth all over again.