5 Facts about Dental Implants

dental implant treatment replaces the tooth root in your jaw bone and replaces it with an implant and then a crown on top of it, replacing the tooth above the gum-line. If you or someone you know is getting a dental implant there are some things you should know that will put any worries about the procedure to rest.

1. Dental Implants have a High Success Rate

The word surgery can be scary for some, but the truth is that dental implant surgery is extremely predictable with a high success rate of 97%. Especially since our dentist here at Hillside Dental is a denture and implant specialist with over 11 years of experience. Our patients are always amazed at the lack of sensitivity after oral surgery. On top of that your dental implants can last a lifetime with regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings in our El Paso, TX dental office.

2. Dental Implants Preserve your Jaw Bone

The base of the implant is made from titanium which is a bio-compatible material which promotes bone growth. This titanium post bonds firmly to the jaw bone, creating a stable foundation to place the crown which replaces the tooth above the gum-line. This is why a dental implant procedure is so successful and long lasting. Dental implants also help preserve the jaw bone from receding because of any missing tooth.

3. Dental Implants Look and Feel like your Natural Teeth

Dental implants are also the best treatment solution for missing teeth because they look and feel like you natural teeth. In fact, dental implants can restore your biting force back to what it was years ago. They are custom made to match the color and alignment of the rest of your teeth. All of these factors helping you to smile, laugh, and eat easier than ever before.

4. Dental Implants are Good for your Health

Having missing teeth can be embarrassing, especially when they are missing in the front of your mouth. Making social situations stressful for someone with missing teeth. But embarrassment and stress is only the tip of the ice berg when it comes to your over all health. According to the Mayo Clinic, having missing teeth can shorten your life by 10 years. This is because having missing teeth make it difficult to chew your food for proper digestion. It also makes it harder to chew healthy foods such as leafy greens and mineral rich meats. Trust us when we say dental implants will improve your quality of life and your over all health.

5. Dental Implants are common

According to the World health organization, 69% of adults ages 35 to 44 have lost at least one tooth, and 26% of adults over 74 will lose all their teeth. Also, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, about 3 million Americans have Dental Implants. About 500,000 people a year get dental implants. If you are getting dental implants, you are in a growing group of satisfied and happily smiling patients.

Ask Us about Dental Implant Treatment

At Hillside Dental, our staff is helpful, friendly and realize that an informed patient is a comfortable patient. We want you to know every aspect of the procedure. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 915.500.3643, or schedule an appointment by visiting our Contact page. We can’t wait to replace your teeth and see you smile!