According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, 3 million people in America have dental implants and approximately 500,000 more get them every year. By getting them, you will be joining a growing club with many happy, satisfied members.
While bridges, crowns and dentures must be replaced and adjusted periodically throughout the years, dental implants are permanent. They don’t depend on the health of the surrounding teeth for stability like bridges do. Implant placement is a procedure with a 98 percent success rate.
When you decide to undergo this procedure, it will take place in three stages. First, the titanium post is implanted in the jawbone. Once this is in place, the abutment is attached to the top of the post. The abutment acts as the anchor for the final component. Finally, the uppermost part of the tooth, the part you see when you smile in the mirror, is attached — the crown. The crown is a prosthetic mold of the tooth it is replacing, designed to look just like it.
When it is placed in your jawbone, the titanium post that forms the base of the implant fuses with your jawbone. This is part of the reason that this type of tooth restoration is so long-lasting. You aren’t just restoring the crown part of the tooth — you’re installing a replacement of the actual tooth root. It’s the only restoration option that stimulates bone growth in your jaw.
There are no age restrictions for dental implants. Whenever a tooth is extracted, knocked out or damaged, this type of restoration is an option, as long as your oral surgeon considers your jaw healthy enough to sustain it. Even if you’ve suffered jawbone loss, you can get bone grafts beforehand to prepare your mouth.
We guarantee our work, if for any reason (lack of osseointegration or lost of osseointegration) the implant fails, we will replace the implant free of charge.
We will only charge for any extra material needed to complete the surgery.
Regular higiene, follow-ups, and following proper home care are all extremely important for the long-term success of implants.