Dental Implants Have Changed Over the Past Twenty Years

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Dental Implants Have Changed Over the Past Twenty Years

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Dental implants are the best replacement for missing teeth, and although some people may not be the best candidates for dental implants, technology has changed.

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According to Dr. Jack Ringer, past president and an Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Dentistry people who weren’t dental implant candidates in the past may now be able to have dental implants thanks to bone and gum grafting.

Working with a team of specialists, Dr. Ringer just may be able to help you say goodbye to dentures forever.

Even as recently, as 20 years ago, patients who had gum and bone recession didn’t have the support for dental implants. Dental implants required, and still do, a strong foundation.

If the bone was gone, which occurs when a tooth is lost, dental implants were impossible, thankfully, that is no longer the case.

With bone grafting, you can have a beautiful smile with natural looking teeth that are just as strong, if not stronger, than your own teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Made from titanium surgical steel, implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Placed or crowned on top of the implant, the posts support the artificial teeth. This process usually occurs about 6 months after healing, as the sutures need to heal before the process can continue. If bone grafting or gum grafting is needed, your healing time may be longer and could extend to nine months to a year.

What Dental Implants Can Do For You

Implants that are placed beneath your gum line act as full functional, “Tooth Roots.” These artificial roots support the replacement teeth giving you a beautiful smile that will last for the rest of your life when proper care is taken.

With dental implants, you can enjoy the foods you used to love and smile while you are doing it. You can talk with confidence, smile, and have a good laugh without worrying about missing teeth or faulty dentures.

How Missing Teeth Affect You and Your Overall Health

Missing teeth affect your smile and your confidence. If you have a missing tooth or teeth, flashing your pearly whites may be impossible. Having missing teeth also affects your overall health. If you follow the Dental Cosmetics Blog, you will know how connected your teeth and gums are to the rest of your body.

A mouth full of missing teeth usually means gum disease and tooth decay. If that is the case, you are in the high-risk category for heart problems.

Are Dental Implants Effective?

If you are in good health, have healthy gums and enough bone structure for support you are a very good candidate. As mentioned by Dr. Ringer, you can still qualify for dental implants if you are able to proceed with gum or bone grafting. Depending on where your dental implants are located, most are between eighty-five and 90 percent successful.

Smokers and people who clench or grind their teeth may not have successful dental implant therapy. Patients with osteoporosis or diabetes may have other complications making the procedure more risky. Implants usually fail from poor oral hygiene or too much pressure from tooth grinding.

Beautiful and Healthy Teeth are a Phone Call Away

Having a mouthful of beautiful teeth is possible with dental implants. Call or click and schedule a no obligation dental implants consultation with Dr. Ringer and his team. Your dentist in Anaheim Hills is ready to boost your confidence with a smile you will be proud of.

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