Did you know that dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device? Well, it’s true! If you have missing teeth and would like to replace them, go to your dentist and ask about dental implants.
Dental implants are secured into the jawbone, acting as the roots of a tooth. They secure the implant or denture into place and they are made of titanium or a titanium alloy. Titanium is a lightweight and strong biocompatible metal, meaning that it will not be rejected by your body. An alloy is a mixture of metals. Titanium has a special property called osseointegration that allows it to fuse to the bone.
When teeth are lost, the bone that supports them is lost as well. Putting in dental implants stabilizes this bone and prevents more bone loss while stimulating the bone to maintain bone density and form.
We will need to monitor your implants to make sure everything is functioning properly. Always practice good daily oral hygiene by brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing once a day. It is also important to see your dentist and dental hygienist on a regular basis for checkups and cleanings. Call our office today so we can get you started on your dental implants and on a healthier smile today!