Restorative Dentistry Saves Smiles with Realistic Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best modern-day solution for missing teeth. Small, cylindrical titanium fixtures replace missing tooth roots and provide a stable base for replacement teeth that feel, function and look like natural teeth. Backed by 50+ years of practical clinical research, dental implants are the most reliable and long-lasting tooth replacement option, boasting a 95% success rate.
There are two types of ADA-approved dental implants:
1. Endosteal implants - These metal bases are surgically implanted directly into the jaw bone. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery connects a post to the original implant. Finally, an artificial tooth or teeth is attached to the post.
2. Subperiosteal implants - These consist of a metal frame fitted into the jawbone just below the gum tissue. As the gums heal, the frame becomes fixed in the jawbone. Posts attached to the frame protrude through the gums. Artificial teeth are then mounted to the posts.
To receive implants, you need healthy gums and proper bone structure. They must be able to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Diligent oral hygiene and regular dental visits are crucial for the long-term success of dental implants.