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In the course of the last quarter of a century, dental implants have offered a whole new type of treatment for teeth that are missing or require removal due to decay or damage. A dental implant actually replaces the root of a tooth, and take the form of a titanium screw. This means they are lightweight, ultra-strong, and biocompatible, ensuring that they will not be rejected by the body.
Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device, but this does not mean that they are suitable for every patient. On this page, we will look at some of the benefits and risks associated with dental implants.
Benefits of dental implants
One of the reasons for the rise in popularity of dental implants is the huge range of benefits associated with them. These include:
Dental implants look, feel and behave just like natural teeth so people around you need never know that they aren’t your very own teeth. The crowns are also individually shaped,
Improved oral health
Nearby teeth do not need to be affected when fitting dental implants, and it is much easier to clean around the individual teeth, meaning that your
No need for the embarrassing removal of dentures at bedtimes and mealtimes, and no dodgy adhesives that leave your dentures slipping out of place. Implants are permanently secured in place, so you can get on and enjoy life without interruptions.
DurableImplants are extremely durable and with the right care and attention, could last you a lifetime!
Dentures can move around inside your mouth, rub against your gums and cause discomfort. Implants remove this problem, feeling as natural as your very own teeth.
Failure to like your smile can be a huge confidence-drainer. Implants can give you that confidence back. Many people opt for dental implants simply for cosmetic reasons as they can provide neatly aligned, uniformly shaped and colored teeth that produce a wonderful smile.
Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device at around 98%.
Risks of dental implants
Although the success rate for dental implants is extremely high, there are some considerations that you should make before committing to this procedure.
Healthy bone and gums
In order for dental implants to be successful, it is necessary for the patient to have healthy gums and bone to anchor the implants
There are certain groups of people who should be evaluated for their suitability for dental implants on a case by case basis. These include heavy smokers, people who have had radiation to the neck or head area and people suffering from uncontrollable chronic conditions such as heart disease or diabetes.
Commitment to a robust oral hygiene regime
The success and longevity of implants can depend heavily on the ability of the patient to maintain a robust oral hygiene routine. Patients with other health issues such as diabetes may still be able to have implants successfully, provided they follow a strict oral care regime.
Failure to integrate with bone
In very rare cases, the implant may fail to integrate with the bone, which can sometimes be caused by an
The materials and procedure for dental implants
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