Implants are biocompatible restorations that function as artificial tooth roots. Compared to other missing tooth treatments, they have a number of advantages worth considering. Here are a few you should keep in mind:
They Can Last for Life
In 98% of cases, dental implants are expected to last for the lifetime of the patient. They offer one of the best returns on investment of any modern-day tooth replacement treatment.
They’re Stronger Than Your Teeth
An implant can support more weight than natural, healthy teeth. That’s why we can use them in pairs to support multiple-tooth restorations like bridges or dentures. But even though they’re strong, you don’t want to use your implants as tools or to open packages (there’s still a risk of fracturing the implant crown or tooth next to it!)
You Still Have to Floss Around Them
No, dental implants can’t get cavities. But, the bone that supports them can still be affected by an implant-variation of gingivitis, known as “peri-implantitis.” To keep the gums and bone healthy, plaque needs to be removed through daily flossing along the base of the implant.
They’re Healthier for the Rest of Your Smile
Traditional types of tooth replacement treatments involve reshaping or working on adjacent teeth that may be otherwise completely healthy. If you get a bridge, you’re putting a crown on the teeth on either side that support it. But implants are non-invasive to other teeth, because they stand independently from everything else around them.
Are implants right for you? How many do you need? Book a consultation with your dental implant provider today to learn more.
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Buford Family Dental
4700 Nelson Grogdon Blvd. NE #210
Buford, GA 30518
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