What Are Dental Implants?
A beautiful smile is one of the first things anybody notices about a person. But bad oral hygiene can lead to stained teeth, bacteria on teeth, deposits that can damage teeth and consequently, teeth falling before time.
Missing tooth hampers the chewing ability while also causing other teeth to be tripped or crowded and create subsequent problems. Replacing missing teeth is important to maintain general health. Dental implants are the closest one can get to healthy and natural looking teeth. They are a replacement to roots that provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth that complete your flawless smile. Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and lower set of teeth. The implant not only helps in natural bone growth but also eliminates the discomfort of removable dentures making your daily activities easier and your smile wider.
Modern Dental Implants have been in use successfully for over 30 years and are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth. Unlike other dental procedures, which require reducing other teeth or sometimes removal, Dental Implants are specially designed and do not require nearby teeth to be altered to support the implant. This improves the long-term oral health. The success rate of Dental Implants has only grown in the recent times. Although the success may vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, Dental Implants have a success rate of up to 98% and with proper care, implants can last a lifetime.