When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are a number of options. You’ve likely done a bit of your own research, and in doing so you’ve likely seen implants called “the gold standard.” Obviously, this is a high endorsement, but what’s behind the moniker?
It is true that implants are generally the preferred go-to when it comes to replacing missing teeth, but why are they so prized by modern dentistry? In this post, Warm Family Dentistry uncovers the benefits of implants.
Implants are actually not as new as you might think. They have been around for over 40 decades, and the technology behind implants has continued to improve. In fact, implants blast a 95% success rate, which is continuing to grow with still-improving technology, such as 3-D cone beam imaging. With such a high success rate and the advantage of modern dentistry, an implant is virtually a guaranteed success.
We know that implants are an excellent and reliable choice, but how long do they last? In fact, because the implant is surgically attached to the jaw, they tend to last a lifetime. Once you review your implant, it integrates over the course of several months and is accepted by your body as though it were a real tooth. In turn, if you take care of your implant, it can last just as well as any tooth.
Another advantage of implants is the way they interact with the root. A bridge or denture emulates the appearance and function of a tooth, but implants stimulate the surrounding bone and roots, which prevents further bone degeneration.
Whether you are already missing teeth or think you may need a procedure down the road which will require removing teeth, it is important to keep in touch with a reliable, expert dentist. Warm Family Dentistry is happy to walk you through the process. With our expert team and years of experience, we are the top choice for keeping your oral health in top shape. Consider us your dental partners, now and for the future.