A Dental Implant designed to replace a single tooth is composed of three parts: the titanium implant that fuses with the jawbone; the abutment, which fits over the portion of the implant that protrudes from the gum line; and the crown, which is created by the dentist and fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance.
A dental implant is a great way to fill that space from one or more missing teeth and doesn’t require the cutting down of healthy tooth structure in the case of a dental bridge. Also there is the additional cost of possibly having to replace the bridge once, twice or more over the course of a lifetime. Similarly, a removable partial denture may contribute to the loss of adjacent teeth. Studies show that within five to seven years there is a failure rate of up to 30% in teeth located next to a fixed bridge or removable partial denture.
Even if you are missing all your teeth, you may still enjoy the confidence and lifestyle benefits that come with dental implants. Your full or partial denture can be secured with as little as two or four dental implants. No more adhesives or worrying about your dentures coming out at the wrong time. It is even possible to get rid of your full or partial denture by replacing your teeth with dental implants! With an overall success rate of about 95% and almost 50 years of clinical research to back them up, dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth.
If you are interested in replacing your missing teeth with a long term and natural looking option, ask about dental implants.
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