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FAQs About Dental Implants?

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Southern Family Dental Care
FAQs About Dental Implants?A tooth implant is a false tooth affixed to the areas of a missing or lost tooth to mimic the structure as well as the appearance of a natural tooth. Implants have three parts, which are the screw, the abutment or connector, and the crown. A dental crown is affixed to the connector, replacing the portion of a tooth above the gumline. A screw-shaped fixture forms the root and is inserted and positioned into the jawbone. The connector or abutments is fitted atop the implant screw. If you are seeking to learn more about dental implants, these FAQs might help.

What are the advantages of tooth implants?

A big advantage of tooth implants is that they prevent untimely facial sagging while also mimicking the appearance of real teeth. Besides, they prevent jawbone shrinkage and last a long time. With implants, they enhance speech and the ability to eat. You chew normally and your teeth are prevented from shifting out of position.

Are there any disadvantages?

While the advantages of tooth implants outweigh the disadvantages, it is crucial to point out that there are some downsides to these restorations. First, the healing takes longer and implants are expensive compared to traditional dentures.

Are dental implants safe?

Since dentists use titanium and zirconia as the main material for the implants, these materials are considered safe. The root fixtures rarely cause allergies and are free from infections or decay.

What is the success rate of tooth implants?

A big plus for tooth implants is that their success rate is high. They have a 95 to 98 percent success rate, meaning that they will not fail easily once fitted provided that you observe proper oral hygiene and are fitted by a professional. Contact our dentist to learn more about tooth implants and why they excel and overweigh other tooth replacement options.


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