The key to a successful dental implant is osseointegration: the fusing of the implant with the patient’s jawbone. At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ we have performed many dental implants, and are proud that they have a success rate greater than ninety percent.
Some patients think of dental implants as replacement teeth. But strictly speaking, a dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw, where it replaces the missing tooth root. One or more of these posts can support an artificial crown, bridgework, or even a set of dentures.
The entire procedure hinges on the implant attaching to the bone. And this is the real beauty of it: dental implants are made from titanium, a strong but light metal with the ability to fuse, or join, with bone. There’s actually a word for this: osteophilic, which means “bone loving.” This unique property has made titanium the material of choice in dental implants.
High Success Rate
Across the board, dental implants have a remarkably high success rate: over ninety percent. The biggest threat to an implant is infection. That makes it critical to keep a dental implant clean – as important as with natural teeth.
Like all technology, dental implants are constantly advancing. In the near future, dental implants are expected to have features that eliminate bacteria. That could mean an even higher success rate.
At Wildflower Dental in Sun City we offer several options, including single-tooth dental implants and implant-supported dentures. We offer free second opinions and all-inclusive pricing, a lifetime warranty, and an in-office discount plant. Call to schedule an appointment today!
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