Dental implants are most often the best alternative to replacing missing teeth. There are some other solutions; let’s look into them a little further. Removable dentures rest on the gum line while fixed bridges use adjacent teeth as anchors. Both of these options come with their own set of problems. Removable dentures have a tendency to slip or cause hissing or clicking sounds. Fixed bridges have been known to adversely affect the adjacent healthy teeth. Gum disease, decay, and other factors are often the problem with these two temporary solutions.
Dental implants are long term replacements that are surgically placed in the jawbone. Instead of resting on the gumline like removable dentures, dental implants are composed of titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. You can count on your dental to never slip or make embarrassing noises that alert people to your false teeth. For the last twenty years, the majority of dental implants placed years ago, still function at their peak performance. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Are you a good candidate for dental implants? There are dental implant solutions for all types of patients. Dental implants are not recommended for growing children because their jawbone growth is not complete. However they are the solution of choice even for those with certain health concerns. Almost all dental patients that have suffered the loss of their teeth due to gum disease or decay, have had successful experiences with dental implants. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Caputo.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A