Is it possible that dental implants are actually better than our natural teeth? Though surprising, in many ways the answer is yes. Generally speaking, we always need to save natural teeth that have become damaged. There are circumstances, however, when eliminating the infected tooth and replacing it with an implant may be the better alternative .
Because of the materials that comprise dental implants, and the ways they operate inside our mouths, often they could help us maintain good oral health.
Implants Don’t Decay
Advanced tooth decay is among the most frequent reasons a tooth requires an overhaul like a root canal. Most teeth could be successfully treated. The thing is that the root of the tooth remains prone to decay later on. This is particularly true when a patient has poor teeth, eats excessive sugar, has dry mouth due to other medical conditions, or is more genetically inclined to tooth decay as a result of certain bacteria present in their mouth.
The dental crown in addition to a dental implant is not vulnerable to acidic attack by oral bacteria. The origin of dental implants is surgical grade titanium that’s been fused (osseointegration) into the jaw bone.
Implants Help Bone Density
Tooth loss does not only create gaps in our grin but can really hurt our surrounding teeth. The jawbone requires stimulation to keep it’s shape and density, and the normal movement of teeth supports it to replenish itself. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone may lose its stability, causing teeth to change, affecting even that form of our cheeks.
And infected tooth may also result in the existence of bacteria which attack the bone around the teeth.
When infected teeth are removed, the jawbone can start to heal. Since dental implants mimic the tooth root, the jawbone will receive the stimulation it needs to start regenerating itself.
Implants Last a Lifetime
Dental implants have two major elements: (1) Surgical-grade Titanium, and (2) High-Quality Porcelain. When cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime. Studies have shown up to a 100% survival rate for implants. Other large studies show that more than 90 percent of implants last over 20 years.
Are You a Candidate For Dental Implants?
Dental implants require minor dental surgery, and patients must be in good overall health. The best way to determine if implants are right for you is by scheduling a consultation with us as soon as possible. We can come up with a treatment plan that specifically fits your needs.
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