Technically, dental implants are artificial tooth roots: titanium posts that are placed in the jaw. Within a few months they fuse with the bone. Once that happens they are strong enough to support one or more articificial teeth, including a full dental arch.
Titanium has excellent compatibility with human bone, and that is what makes them so successful. Cases of rejection are rare. The success rate varies depending on what part of the jaw they’re in, but generally it’s as high as ninety-eight percent. Properly cared for, dental implants can last for the rest of your life.
Think about that: artificial teeth that replace teeth lost to injury or decay, last a lifetime, and are indistinguishable from the real thing!
Dental implants offer many advantages over other tooth replacement options. These include:
- Appearance. Teeth supported by implants look and feel like natural teeth. As the technology develops, artificial teeth can even be made with what look like imperfects, giving them a more natural appearance.
- Easier eating. Since dental implants are permanently secured to the jaw, they function like natural teeth. You can eat the things you’ve always enjoyed without worry.
- Improved speech. A gap in your teeth can affect your ability to speak. So can ill-fitting dentures, which may slip in the mouth. With dental implants your speaking ability is unaffected.
Millions of people are enjoying new confidence thanks to dental implants, like those at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ. We offer single tooth implants and implant-supported dentures, and have treated patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West. Patients love our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!