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Do Dental Implants Really Last Forever?

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Dental Implant Dental implants seem to be lasting forever. And, while no dentist can guarantee your dental implants to 100%, clinical evidence continues to show that these replacement teeth are performing at incredibly high levels. If you were to take a poll of the Cumming residents with artificial teeth, you would find that those with dental implants are consistently reporting the highest levels of satisfaction.

How can the wild success of the dental implant be explained? Mainly, it’s because these restorations just don’t break down or disappoint. The very issues that cause problems with your real teeth—cavities, gum disease, erosion—just aren’t of concern when you have dental implants.

Dental implant posts are made of titanium, a material with a low allergenic potential that won’t erode, corrode, crack, or decay. The implant post is available in various lengths, widths, and shapes to be compatible with the unique variations in each patient’s anatomy.

Once implanted into the jawbone, the artificial tooth provides the same biting pressure and sensation of a natural tooth. This reduces the risk of bone deterioration and brings stability to your facial structure.

On a daily basis, an implant will only require normal brushing and flossing. You’ll keep it as clean as your remaining natural teeth without any extra effort. No adhesives, no special brushes, no added maintenance.

Many patients have expressed concerns about the upfront costs associated with dental implants. The fees can be considerably higher than other tooth replacement alternatives. However, the value of the implant can be appreciated when you consider the fact that it may never need to be replaced or adjusted. Whereas a $3000 bridge or an $800 partial denture may need to be replaced 2-3 times during your lifetime, the possibility that your implant will need to be replaced even once is incredibly low.

Implants are a great choice. Contact your dental office and schedule a consultation today to learn more.

Do Dental Implants Really Last Forever? was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Dr. Brian Carpenter

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