Ten Things You Need to Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are often regarded as the gold standard for restoring missing teeth. If you are unsure what they are, how they work or why they are so good, read on to discover ten facts to consider.

  1. Dental implants are stronger than teeth, so relatively few are needed to support even a complete arch of teeth.
  2. Dental implants are long-lasting; they could last for life with the proper preventive oral care.
  3. They are self-supporting, independent restorations, so there is no need to grind down or adjust existing natural teeth.
  4. Dental implants protect your existing teeth, preventing them from moving out of place and protecting your bite.
  5. Dental implants are made from titanium alloy, a highly biocompatible material that bonds well with your jawbone.
  6. A dental implant replicates a real tooth root, so it protects and preserves your jawbone.
  7. Implant treatment has a success rate of 95% or higher when properly placed and cared for correctly.
  8. Treatment is relatively comfortable and pain-free.
  9. You need good gum health for implants, so any signs of gum disease need treating beforehand.
  10. Dental implants are easy to look after and can be brushed and flossed like real teeth, following our instructions.