5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacements for the roots of your teeth.

1. They are made of titanium.

Dental implants are used to replace bone because Dental implants are made of titanium because of its strength and ability to fuse with bones. Titanium is often used in bone implants because it is lightweight and is a metal that is not rejected by the body.

2. They have a success rate of up to 98%.

As with any procedure, the success rate of dental implants can vary. However, success rates can be as high as 98% in some cases where patients are ideal candidates. Ideal candidates have enough bone to support the implant and healthy gums that can undergo an oral surgery. Most patients with good oral hygiene will be good candidates for dental implants, but of course you must be evaluated by your dentist on an individual basis.

3. Dental implants are not painful.

The name dental implants make the procedure sound painful and daunting. However, most patients report less pain than a tooth extraction. There is often local anesthesia involved, which decreases the discomfort of the procedure. Dentists also recommend treating any remaining pain with over-the-counter-pain medication.

4. Dental implant surgery is one of the most predictable procedures in dentistry.

Although there are risks as with any surgery, complications are rare. Of course, risks are higher for patients who have pre-existing conditions. Be sure to discuss your risks with your dentists before beginning any procedure.

5. Dental implants can’t get cavities!

Although you still have to brush and floss your crown, it cannot get cavities like natural teeth. For any other questions about dental implants or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!

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