Many people have heard of dental implants, but have no idea why they’d need them. If you’d like to know more about dental implants, here are 10 things you may not know about them:
- Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth – Our dentists can match your new tooth, secured by a dental implant, to the look of your natural tooth.
- You can get them in just one day. Thanks to advancements in technology and improved hardware, the dental implant process is more efficient than ever. It’s now possible for a patient to enter a dental office and walk out with a brand new dental implant or set of teeth.
- They literally become part of your jawbone. Through the process of osseointegration, dental implants actually fuse to the bone in your mouth. Furthermore, they stimulate bone growth like a natural tooth root would, thus making them “part of your jawbone.”
- Almost everyone is a candidate. Worried about bone loss or your age? Neither is a problem with today’s dental implants. Patients from 16 to 86 can be deemed ideal candidates.
- The success rate for dental implants is nearly perfect. At 98%, the success rate for dental implants is higher than any other tooth replacement solution. The dental implant process has been fine-tuned and improved for decades, making it more reliable than ever.
- They can’t get cavities. Say goodbye to fillings and tooth decay with dental implants. They can’t develop cavities like your natural teeth and are easy to clean.
- You can eat whatever you want with them. Other tooth replacement solutions like dentures can severely limit your diet, meaning you can’t eat things like nuts, chewy foods and hot foods. With dental implants, you can eat like you normally would.
- They’ve been used for thousands of years. Dental implants have actually been used since around 600 AD, when Mayan people would hammer shells into the jawbone. Things have fortunately changed since then!
- Modern implants were discovered by accident. The modern dental implant was actually the result of a rabbit experiment by a Swedish surgeon in 1952. It was found that titanium fuses to bone through osseointegration, the same method used in the modern dental implant.
- All-on-4 dental implants can replace your entire set of teeth. Not only is it possible to replace all of your teeth with dental implants, you can do it with just four implants. The revolutionary All-on-4 system quickly completes the process and lasts forever.
If you’d like to learn more about dental implants in Utah County, schedule a consultation with us today.