Dental Implants are artificial tooth replacements. Although your dentist can offer a number of restorative procedures for replacing missing teeth, the success rate of implants as compared to other procedures has been nothing short of excellent. Many implants are still performing well after 20 years since they were installed.
Implants offer a number of advantages. Implants are stronger and more durable than bridges and dentures. They can be a permanent solution to a lost tooth or teeth and can be utilized in conjunction with other restorative procedures requiring the use of crowns, bridges or dentures. Many patients who have selected implants have a quality of life which is much more comfortable and enjoyable than the type of lifestyle endured by patients with fixed bridges or removable dentures. Dentures can age a person, become a source of embarrassment in social settings and minimize the enjoyment of eating comfortably. Being able to eat and enjoy a varied diet, communicate effectively, and eliminate the typical problems associated with the deterioration of dentures over time affords the implant patient an opportunity to feel, look and live better.