Have you ever hid your smile or covered your mouth while eating or talking? You're not alone. According to a survey by the American General Dentistry (AGD), 86% of dentists said patients sought implants because of social embarrassment.
Fortunately, dental implants look and function just like your regular teeth.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth fused with the jawbone for a strong foundation. To make it appear as realistic as possible, the color of the implant is matched to your existing teeth. Implants are often cylindrical and made of titanium.
Dental implants come in two types: endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. On the other hand, subperiosteal implants are placed on the top of the jaw with the metal framework's posts protruding through the gums.
Dental implant procedures have a success rate of 98%. With proper care, they can last a lifetime. They also reduce bone loss from the loss of a tooth and leave neighboring teeth without harm.
Candidates for dental implants generally must have good oral health with adequate bone in the jaw to support the implant. Patients also must have healthy gum tissue free of periodontal disease or infection. However, the latter don't automatically qualify a patient for an implant.
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