What are dental implants? A long-term solution to replace missing teeth.
Benefits of dental implants
- Fewer diet restrictions.
- Bone preservation because implants are imbedded into the jaw, reducing bone loss.
- Do not affect neighboring teeth.
- Look and feel like natural teeth.
- No day-to-day frustrations or discomfort from ill-fitting dentures.
- Dental implants are a long-term solution.
7 of 10 adults ages 35 to 44 will lose at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, a failed root canal or tooth decay. 1 of 4 adults will lose all their permanent teeth by age 74. On average, bridges and dentures need to be replaced every 7 to 15 years.
Implants require a Dental Team
- Dental Implant surgery Is best performed by surgeons with specialized education and training.
- Patient follows all pre- and post-surgical instructions.
- Referring/restorative dentist recommends a trained oral and maxillofacial surgeon and after implant placement creates and connects the abutment to the implant. Also manages follow-up dental care.
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) evaluates whether the patient is a good candidate for the procedure and places the implant.
Source: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. www.MyOMS.org
This information is not intended as a substitution for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.