Over 3 million Americans have had dental implants, and the number is growin,g every day. In spite of advancements in dental care, millions of Americans lose their teeth due to dental caries, periodontal disease or trauma. In the past, people had only dentures and dental bridges to restore their missing teeth. Today, though, JP Dental & Implant Center provide you with dental implants that are the best restorative options for your teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are metal posts surgically placed into your jawbone where once your natural tooth resides. These implants act as replacement tooth roots and allow us to place crowns on top of them. Since dental implants fuse to your jaw, they provide strength and stability to your jawbone.
Unlike dentures and traditional dental bridges, dental implants can withstand a lot of force and won’t become loose in your mouth. Dental implants are very comfortable since they feel just like your natural tooth.
Types of Dental Implants?
Two types of dental implants are considered safe:
Endosteal ImplantsEndosteal implants are directly placed into the jawbone. The implants fused to the surrounding bone structure through a process called osseointegration. Once the gum and bone tissue heal, a post is attached to the implant that would serve as a connection between the implants and the crown, bridge, or denture.
Subperiosteal ImplantsSubperiosteal implants involve a metal frame that is fitted on top of the jawbone beneath the gums. It consists of metal posts that protrude out from the gums. As the gum heals, the implants get fixed to the jawbone. Crowns can then be mounted on to the jutting posts.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have many benefits:
Candidates for Dental Implants
Most people who observe proper oral hygiene are good candidates for dental implants. Dental implants are most successful in people who have healthy gums and bone tissue and are committed to taking good care of their implants and the remaining natural teeth.
People who are not good candidates for dental implants are:
Dental implants have a success rate of 98 percent. At JP Dental & Implant Center, Dr. John P. Poovey and Dr. Wilcox can evaluate if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Call us at (970) 822-7622 to schedule an appointment today.