Despite dental care being more readily available in the 21st century, there are still millions of Americans who will unfortunately endure tooth loss throughout their lives. The primary reasons for tooth loss are typically tooth decay, periodontal disease, or tooth injury.
In the past the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were either dental bridges or dentures. Howevertoday, dental implants are not only becoming more popular, but are truly revolutionizing dental care.
Implants not only allow patient to have improved appearance and comfort of their mouth, but they also improve oral health because they don’t require reducing or altering other teeth. As a result, patients get to keep more of their own teeth intact and thereby improve their long-term oral health. Implants mimic natural teeth and are designed to make it easier to access between teeth and maintain better oral hygiene.
The best part is that technology is rapidly developing and implants have become extremely successful. The success rates of dental implants vary but in general dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%.