Dental Implants Explained
Despite improved dental care, millions of Americans suffer from loss of a tooth, often from decay, gum disease, or injury. For many years, bridges and dentures were the only treatments available to toothless people. But nowadays there are dental implants.
Dental implants are tooth replacements. Implants form a solid base for permanent or removable dentures that match your natural teeth. Dr. Allan Acton at Cary Family Dental in Cary, NC can help guide you on the best course of treatment for your missing teeth.
Are there any Advantages to Implants?
- There are several benefits to dental implants, including:
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look like your own teeth. Because they are made by fuse with your jawbone, they become permanent.
- Improved speech. With loose dentures, your teeth can get stuck, forcing you to speak unclearly. Dental implants allow you to speak without your dentures slipping.
- Better comfort. As they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
- Easy to eat. Dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
- Increased self-esteem. Dental implants can make you smile and help you feel better.
- Improved oral health. Other teeth do not need to be modified to fit the tooth, such as bridges do. Because adjacent teeth do not change to support implant placement, your teeth are preserved, which improves oral health.
- Individual implants also facilitate access between teeth, which improves oral hygiene.
- Stability. The implant is very strong and lasts for many years. With proper care, many implants can last your entire life.
- Convenience. Installing implants eliminates the unwanted necessity to remove dentures, as well as the need to use gross adhesives to hold them in place.
Do Dental Implants Last Over Time?
The success rate of dental implants depends on the location of the implant, but the success rate of most dental implants reaches 98%. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
Contact Cary Family Dental to discuss dental implants: