Dental implants have certainly come a long way. If you follow the Dental Cosmetics Blog, you will know that archeologists have uncovered proof that implants were used during ancient times with the Romans and Greeks using human and animal teeth, seashells, bones and semi precious stones to replace missing teeth. Thankfully, all that has changed with cosmetic dentists using the best technology available to replace missing teeth.
Although not the dental implants to be used in the United States, root form dental implants, which are manufactured to resemble a tooth root, come in a straight screw, cylinder, or conical screw shape.
As an Accredited Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Jack Ringer has the knowledge, training, expertise, and most importantly, the experience to provide you with dental implants that can last for the rest of your life.
What are Dental Implants?
Implants are posts or screws made from Titanium. Just as strong as the roots of your natural teeth, the posts or screws act as man-made tooth roots that are surgically implanted on or in your jawbone. Once the screws are placed and the healing is completed, which could take about six months; Dr. Ringer will place artificial teeth on top of the posts. These teeth will not decay, but care is still needed. You need to be diligent with oral hygiene as gum disease can still occur if you don’t brush and floss regularly. It is imperative that you see Dr. Ringer at least twice a year as well to make sure that your teeth and gums and your dental implants are healthy.
What is the Success Rate for Dental Implants?
If you are deemed a good candidate for implants, your success rate is around 95 percent.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Regardless of age, most people who have healthy gums and adequate bone are healthy candidates for dental implants. However, if you have had missing teeth for a while, smoke, or suffer from chronic periodontal disease, you may need a bone or gum tissue graft. Only Dr. Ringer can determine your candidacy for dental implants.
Reasons that you may not be a good candidate for dental implants include:
Although most of these complications will not prevent you from having implants for missing teeth, they may delay your procedure. Patients who don’t have enough bone will require a graft before the posts can be implanted. This will take additional healing time. The minute you lose a tooth your bone will begin to shrink, as there are no tooth roots to keep it exercised. If you follow Dr. Ringers Blog, you will know that roots are necessary to keep your jawbone healthy.
Missing teeth can cause all kinds of complications and can affect the positioning of the teeth that you still have. Replacing your missing teeth with implants is the best and most successful way to give you more than one reason to smile.
If you would like more information regarding dental implants and missing teeth, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jack Ringer from Dental Cosmetics Anaheim Hills. It really can make a difference to your smile and your overall health and well-being.
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