Good teeth are the greatest asset we don’t want to lose but statistics show that when we reach the ages of 35 to 44, 69% of us have lost at least one of our natural teeth to a gum disease (gingivitis), a failed root canal, tooth decay or an accident and 26 % of adults by the age 74, have lost all of their natural teeth.
For many years, people had been using Dentures and Bridges for the replacement for their missing teeth. But, today, a much reliable and treatment option is available as Dental Implants. Dental Implants could be an option for you if you are looking for a long term solution.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots placed through a surgery by an Oral Surgeon or Periodontics - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth.
Advantages of Dental Implants
1. Better Looks: Dental Implants are designed to fuse with bone, making them more natural looking and enhancing the looks of the patient.
2. Improved Speech: Dental implants allow the person to speak clearly without the worry that your teeth might slip causing you to mumble or slur your words.
3. Comfortable: As they are fused with the bone so they become a part of you eliminating the frustrations and discomfort.
4. Easy Eating: Dental Implants allow people to enjoy eating variety of food without the danger of slipping them.
5. Boost Self Confidence: Implants give a sense of renewed self-confidence, increases the self-esteem of a person when they can talk without mumbling and rediscover the excitement of an active lifestyle shared with friends and family.
6. Durable: Implants is a durable and long term solution. If you really take good care of them they can last for lifetime.
7. Healthy mouth: Fusing implants with the bone does not need the adjacent teeth to be altered as a tooth-supported bridge does, so rest of your teeth are left intact and healthy.
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
Success rate is different depending upon where in the jaw the implants have been placed. Generally speaking, dental implants are 97% of the time successful and with good care they can last for lifetime.