Are Dental Implants a Safe Tooth Replacement Option?
Though there are several treatment options for those with missing teeth, successful placement of a dental implant is widely considered to be superior compared to the alternative treatments for those suffering from tooth loss. But are dental implants safe?
Dental implants have been in use for decades. Over the years, dental experts have perfected their mechanics and placement, so that now they are considered to be a very safe and effective treatment for tooth loss when performed by an experienced dentist.
Dental implants are made from titanium, a material that is very compatible with our bodies. Our bone freely accepts and naturally fuses with the titanium post that makes up the implant, through a process called osseointegration. After osseointegration has taken place, the implant is effectively locked into place within the jaw, and provides a very strong, sturdy support for biting, chewing, speaking, laughing or any other oral activity one may engage in. The strength and durability of dental implants is matched only by natural teeth.
Furthermore, for those suffering from complete tooth loss, full mouth dental implants are a worthwhile consideration over full dentures. Without teeth to support the jaw bone, the bone soon deteriorates and shrinks in size. This drastically affects your smile and the shape of your face. Dental implants, on the other hand, not only preserve bone tissue, but help promote its growth. This results in a healthier mouth and more attractive smile.
For more information about dental implants or to learn whether you are a candidate, contact our office to schedule a consultation.
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