Dental Implants Fort Lee NJ
Most of the people are aware of dental implants as a solution for missing teeth. Over the years, dental implants have become the treatment of choice owing to the natural appearance, longevity and ability to restore chewing ability and speech.
Here are five quick facts about dental implants that you need to know:
1. They are the most life-like solution to missing teeth.
The dental implants are designed to look, feel and fit like any other natural teeth in our mouth. With an all-ceramic crown (commonly known as a 'cap'), it is indistinguishable from a natural tooth from a social distance.
2. Implants preserve natural dentition.
Dental Implants aim at replacing only the teeth that have been lost, unlike bridges which involve cutting of adjacent teeth for the support of prosthesis.
3. Implants have the highest success rate.
Although failures are not unknown, averaging a whopping 95% success rate, dental implants have the highest success among the various tooth replacement options. Unlike dentures and bridges that come with a shelf life, dental implants can last a lifetime if maintained properly.
4. Implants are made of a highly biocompatible material
Dental implants are made of titanium, the same metal used for manufacturing space shuttles, rockets etc. Having a property of being strong in thin sections, the titanium fuses with the bone and forms a solid anchorage for the prosthesis, mimicking the natural tooth root in its function. In fact, titanium is also found to stimulate bone growth.
5. Implants cannot get cavities
As dental implants are made of inert metal, they do not get decayed like the natural teeth. However, it is best to practice normal oral hygiene practices to preserve the health of the surrounding gums and bones. Failure to maintain oral hygiene can lead to an infection that may result in the failure of the implant.
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