- You can get dental implants at almost any age.
As long as you are healthy, your teeth have stopped growing and your dentist feels you are a good candidate, you can get dental implants whether you are 16 or 85.
- Dental implants make your jawbone stronger.
Losing teeth causes you to lose bone. Bridges and dentures don’t preserve it – but implants do.
- Dental implants are made of the same stuff used by NASA.
Believe it or not, the titanium used in most dental implants is the same type of metal used in rockets, space shuttles and guided missiles. Stronger and lighter than steel, implants can last a lifetime.
- Dental implants have the highest success rate of any tooth replacement solution.
Bridges, crowns and dentures all need to be replaced over time. Five to fifteen years isn’t unusual for crowns and bridges. Dentures may need replacement or adjustment after about seven years on average. Even if it lasts longer, it may not be successful with respect to eating, drinking or speaking. Dental implants, by contrast, have a 95% success rate – often last a lifetime – and give you all the function and appearance of your natural teeth.
- You will never get a cavity on your dental implant.
It is a highly biocompatible, but synthetic, material so it can’t decay. Ever. You still have to take care of your gums and teeth around the implant though.
Here’s yet another fact you may not know about implants. We both place and restore dental implants in our office! Call us if you want to find out whether you could become a candidate.