Dental implants have become a popular tooth replacement option: so popular that millions of Americans already have one. If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, a dental implant from Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham might be your ideal solution.
Not so long ago, dental implants seemed like something out of science fiction: a tooth that is actually attached to the jawbone to replace one that is missing. That’s all changed. Implant dentistry has advanced so quickly that implants are now considered part of mainstream dentistry.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Technically, a dental implant is not an artificial tooth. An implant is the titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone, where it acts as a replacement tooth root. One implant can support one artificial tooth. Multiple implants can support dentures.
The advantages of implants over a dental bridge or conventional dentures include:
- Long-lasting. With proper care, dental implants can last for decades.
- High success rate. Depending on where they are placed in your mouth, implants have a success rate as high as ninety-eight percent.
- Natural in appearance. Implants are meant to look and feel like a natural tooth. Because they are anchored to your jaw, they function like natural teeth, too, restoring full chewing ability.
- Reduced bone recession. Because they act as replacement tooth roots, dental implants preserve the bone that would otherwise deterioriate. Consequently, implant recipients have improved facial and bone features.
Dental implants from Koch Aesthetic Dentistry in Birmingham can improve not just your ability to eat and to smile. They improve your self-esteem! To find out if you’re a good candidate for an implant, please call our office today to schedule an appointment.
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