To clarify one point, though: dental implants are actually the titanium posts inserted into the jawbone; they are what support artificial teeth. Once the posts are in the jaw they fuse with the bone to become a part of the body. They are, in short, a solid foundation for the teeth they support.
Implant Success Rate
There is nothing new about replacing missing teeth. Until the advent of dental implants, bridges and dentures were the most common technologies. A big drawback to them, though, is that they do nothing to prevent the loss of bone mass common with missing teeth. Dental implants do, because they have fused with the bone and stimulate it whenever you bite or chew.
As good as modern dental implants are, they are only expected to improve in the years ahead, through robot-assisted implant surgery and the elimination of bacterial microfilms. These and other improvements mean longer-lasting implants and an even lower failure rate.
But don’t get the wrong idea: dental implants are already an incredible technology with a success rate better than ninety percent. To find out why they have quickly become the standard for replacing missing teeth, call us at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ. We offer single tooth dental implants and implant dentures. Patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West enjoy their many benefits, and love our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!