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What Should I Know About Dental Implants?

March 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — archway @ 8:25 pm
Model of implant bridge

Dental implants are an increasingly popular way to replace lost teeth. It’s no wonder that so many people are interested in them since they look and work like the real thing. Despite the many patients now walking around with implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures in their smiles, there’s a lot of misinformation about them floating around. Here’s a short list of facts about dental implants to help you know if these restorations may be right for you.

Dental Implants Don’t Get Cavities

Dental implants are made from titanium and porcelain, which are both inedible to the bacteria that cause tooth decay. This means that you won’t have to worry about your implants getting cavities. However, this does not absolve you from practicing excellent oral hygiene, as your gums and your other teeth will still be vulnerable to decay and other infections. Gum disease is the leading cause of dental implant failure, meaning that properly cleaning and caring for your gums and teeth will still be important after receiving implants.

Dental Implants Boast an Incredible 95% Success Rate

Dental implants are successfully placed 95% of the time, and they can last for decades or even a lifetime with excellent care. Since they are so reliable and durable, they are an excellent investment in your oral health. To make things even better, they can restore up to 70% of your missing tooth’s natural chewing ability, which is much better than the 30% restored by dentures. This means that they allow you to eat anything you want, making it much easier to enjoy the varied and balanced diet your body needs to stay healthy.

Dental Implants Can Save You Money in the Long Run

While placing a dental implant may seem pricey at first, it can pay for itself over time. Dental implants are designed to be a permanent investment that can last for a lifetime with proper care while only requiring the same oral hygiene as natural teeth. While traditionally dentures and dental bridges have helped many people achieve complete smiles after tooth loss, they only last for ten or fifteen years with excellent care and eventually need costly replacements. They also require special cleansers and cleaning appliances that you don’t need to worry about with implants.

Dental implants can be a smart investment for your oral and overall health. Consulting with your dentist can determine if you can be a candidate for implants.

About the Author

Dr. Deval Parmar earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and has advanced training in dental implants, Invisalign, and laser dentistry. She is proud to be a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. Her office in Frisco, TX offers general, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry as well as dental implant services. To schedule a dental implant consultation, contact her office online or dial (972) 972-4646.

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