Dental implants are considered wonderful things because of their natural appearance, longevity, and ability to restore function to eating and speaking.
Some Dental Implant Facts You Might Not Know
Of all the tooth replacement solutions, dental implants have the highest success rate. Dental crowns, bridges and dentures have shelf life. Bridges and crowns last from 5-10 years whereas dentures might need to be adjusted or replaced after 7 years. Even when these solutions last for a while, they might not be successful in terms of drinking, eating and speaking. On the other hand, dental implants last forever. In fact, they have 98% success rate.
Implants cannot get cavities. Due to the fact that they are made of an artificial material, it cannot decay like natural teeth. Still, it is very important for you to clean the teeth and gums around it.
Materials used to make dental implants are similar to those used by NASA. Most dental implants are made of titanium, the same type of metal that is being used in rockets, space shuttles, and guided missiles. As opposed to steel, titanium and titanium alloy are lighter and stronger; hence, they can last forever. Also, titanium has special properties that provide a high success rate of osseointegration.
Dental implants are for everyone. Regardless of whether you are 15 or 86, you can get a dental implant; provided though that your mouth is healthy and your teeth are done growing.
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