Dental implants are tooth replacement marvels that have been placed in millions of people. They look and function just like the real thing, and are available at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville.
Technically, dental implants are not replacement teeth. The actual implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. In a few months’ time it fuses with the bone. One implant is a solid support for one artificial tooth. Several can support a bridge or full dental arch.
It’s the ability to fuse with the bone that make implants so successful. Some studies have shown a success rate as high as 98%! Cases of the body rejecting them are rare.
Dental implants dramatically improve your ability to bite and chew. In most patients it is normal to near-normal. They restore your smile, too. But they do much more than that.
One of the best things about dental implants is that they are so good for the structure of your mouth and faces. When a tooth is missing, the lack of a tooth root results in the loss of bone mass. This, in turn, results in a sagging appearance to the face. Dental implants act as replacement roots. They stimulate the bone and prevent bone loss.
Dental implants are not experimental. Far from it! They are state-of-the-art, and are among the restorative dentistry procedures available at St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville. Call our office today!
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