In the recent past, tooth replacement options were limited to bridges, partials, and dentures. Dental implants offer a modern alternative to these somewhat problematic solutions. With dental implants, patients experience unrivaled support, comfort, and longevity.SupportAlthough bridges and partials look natural– they rely on neighboring teeth for support. This can result in tooth sensitivity, decay, and additional tooth loss. Dental implants are anchored in the jawbone, just like natural teeth. The titanium implant serves as an artificial tooth root, eliminating the need for abutment crowns (bridges) or metal clasps (partial denture).
Because of artificial tooth roots, dental implants function like natural teeth. You won’t have to worry about slipping, clicking, adhesives, or the embarrassment of removable prosthetics. In fact, dental implants are so comfortable. You may forget which tooth you had replaced!
Ninety-eight percent of implant cases are successful, and implants are designed to last a lifetime. Dentures will have to be relined every 7 to 10 years. Bridges and partials will need to be replaced eventually, as well. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that will serve you the remainder of your years.