Millions of Americans have replaced a missing tooth with a dental implant, and that number just keeps on growing. It keeps on growing because dental implants are so lifelike, they’re as close as we can get to growing a new tooth after one has been lost. Implants are available at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw bone. A single implant can support a single artificial tooth, while multiple implants can support a dental bridge, or even a full dental arch.
What makes dental implants so successful is that they fuse with the bone in your jaw. Titanium is especially good at fusing with bone, so much so that is a special word for it, “osteophilic,” which means “bone loving.”
Because the implant must fuse with the bone, it is essential that you have enough healthy bone tissue. Implants are typically not used in patients under the age of eighteen, because their jaw bones have not yet fully developed. Beyond that, should also be non-smokers in good overall health
Even people who don’t have enough healthy bone can become eligible. Bone grafting, which means transplanting, can stimulate enough new bone growth to support one.
Dental implants have been hailed as one of the greatest advances in dentistry, and with a success rate of greater than ninety percent it’s easy to see why. To find out whether dental implants are right for you, please call us at Wildflower Dental in Sun City for an appointment.