What are dental implants?
A long-term solution to replace missing teeth.
- 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 in 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.
Benefits of dental implants
- Fewer diet restrictions.
- Bone preservation because implants are embedded 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.
Dental implant surgery is best performed by surgeons with specialized education and training.
Implants require a Dental Team
- The 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.