Dental implants are just simply marvelous. These artificial tooth roots are very durable and are known to last for a very long time. They also look very natural and even better is that they do not hamper speech, nor cause problems with chewing, in any way. Though, you probably know what dental implants are and just how “costly” the procedure is, you probably do not know much about them. Like, for example, did you know that dental implants cannot get cavities?
Below are several interesting facts about dental implants that you probably do not know.
- Dental implants are considered as the most successful tooth replacement solution.
Not just because they’re durable and they last long, but because the numbers actually back up such claims.
Dental implants can last for as long as a patient lives and are known to have an estimated 98% success rate, all the while giving you a replacement tooth that function and look natural.
- Dental implants cannot get cavities.
As much as dental implants share the same look and function as natural teeth, they are not made out of the same materials. Thanks to this, dental implants cannot decay like natural teeth and as such, are fully protected from cavities.
It still is important, however, for you to follow a good oral health routine as the gums and teeth around the implant are still susceptible to tooth decay and cavities.
- Dental implant surgery is generally painless.
The implants are placed using local anesthesia. Dentists can also give sedatives and other anti-anxiety medications beforehand, if necessary. This all but ensures that the patient experiences nothing more than just mild vibrations all throughout the procedure.
- Dental implants help strengthen your jawbone.
Teeth replacement solutions such as bridges and dentures do not fuse directly to the bone in your mouth. As a result, they’re not as durable and even worse is that they weaken your jawbone in the long run. But, with dental implants, the titanium used is a biologically compatible material that’s fused to your jawbone and makes it stronger than ever before.
- Dental implants can last forever.
You probably know that dental implants can last for decades at a time, but you probably do not know is that, with proper care, dental implants can technically last forever. Because of this, and the fact that dental implant procedures have the highest success rates among tooth replacement treatments, dental implants have become the optimal choice for replacing missing teeth.
Is There A Catch?
No, there isn’t. However, no surgical procedure is 100% free of risk of failure and side effects. There are cases where the implant does not fuse with the jawbone and is unable to support the tooth. Also, as with any other surgical implant, you’ll need to have the implants checked regularly to ensure that the implants remain secure. But, then again, the latter is already a given since your dentist can simply just check the implants whenever you visit for a dental checkup and professional cleaning.
Boasting far superior results, the costs of having a dental implant is well worth it.
If you’re interested, be sure to contact Dr. Anthony Yamada, DDS at 310-546-2595 to schedule a consultation to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant. For additional information regarding dental implants visit www.anthonyyamadadds.com.