Dental implants are the most recommended tooth-replacement restoration by dentists, much preferred over dentures. Why do dentists recommend dental implants? The reasons are almost innumerable:
The procedure has a high success rate: 95% success rate for lower jaw, and 90% success rate for upper jaw. This is because the lower jaw is denser and thus the titanium posts are more successful integrating with it.
Implants are made from titanium: Miraculously (but more so scientifically), titanium is able to osseointegrate with the jawbone, making it become one with the mouth! Titanium is not rejected by the body; instead it merges with the jawbone to make a very strong foundation for replacement teeth.
They are versatile: Dental implants can hold single replacement teeth, bridges and even full dentures. They act as super strong anchors for any replacement teeth you may need.
They stay put: Dental implants are not removed from the mouth like dentures. They are permanently in place, thus making them feel like real teeth. You'll forget that you have an implant in your mouth. This is a truly functional restorative treatment!
Implants can last a lifetime: Implants have the ability to last a lifetime with the proper care and based on how it integrates with your body.
They improve your oral health: Dental implants give you must needed structure that you previously lacked because of missing teeth. Lacking structure can actually lead to more jawbone shrinkage and further tooth loss.
Dental implants can improve appearance: Obviously, you will have a full smile once again without unsightly gaps. Beyond the obvious, dental implants will also add fullness to your face in places that were sunken in due to missing teeth. You'll look more youthful, rested and confident.
More strength: Your bite will be strengthened from the added structure to your smile. Your gums will no longer be exposed to irritation and pain while chewing. It will feel like you have a fully restored smile once again!
If you are interested in dental implants and would like to see if you are a candidate for the procedure, set up a consultation with Dr. Mark Tall. Our Idaho Falls practice produces dazzling dental implant results!