Why Are Dental Implants Considered The “Gold Standard” Of Tooth Replacement Options?
You’ve lost a tooth or multiple teeth and suddenly find multiple tooth replacement options but are not sure which will work best for you. For those facing this situation in the Burlington, Ontario area, Dr. Thelam Nguyen and the team at Tansley Woods Dentistry are here for you. When you visit Dr. Nguyen, he will be happy to sit down and discuss the various options, including dentures (partial or complete), dental bridges, and dental implants. When it comes to replacing a tooth, it can be agreed upon by many dentists that implants are the “gold standard.”
Here are some reasons why.
Very High Success Rate
Thanks to continuing advancements in dental technology, dental implants have a success rate of around 95 percent. This is due to the evolution of implant procedures, imaging technologies, and more which help improve the long-term outcome of implant placement.
Can Last a Lifetime
When a dental implant is placed correctly into the jaw, a unique and interesting process called osseointegration occurs. During osseointegration, the jawbone fuses to the implant, making it a permanent fixture of your jaw. With proper care, your implant can last a lifetime. However, the artificial tooth attached to the implant, often a crown, may need to be replaced after several years, but the implant should remain strongly affixed to your jaw.
Your teeth play a significant role in your health that does not involve chewing. While chewing is an important function of your teeth, something else happens when you chew or exert pressure on your teeth. The stimulation caused by this force reverberates down the roots to the jawbone. This stimulation is necessary for the health of your jaw. When it is lost, your jawbone can begin to deteriorate with time. Because a dental implant is physically fused with your jaw, it will replace this function (which other tooth replacement options do not), so your jaw will remain healthy.
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