Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

Dental Implants 101: What You Need to Know

Before you decide to get dental implants, it’s important to explore all your tooth restoration options. Whether you’ve lost a tooth or you need to have a damaged tooth removed, it’s important for your jaw health and the alignment of the surrounding teeth that you find a solution quickly.

Dental Implants: What You Need to Know

For many patients, dental implants are the top choice. Why?

The Procedure Has a High Success Rate

When you sitting in the oral surgeon’s chair, it’s comforting to know that the success rate is over 95 percent, so you can rest assured that your smile will be restored in no time.

There Are No Dietary Restrictions

When you get dental implants, you don’t have to avoid any of your favorite foods. Sticky candy and crunchy treats are fine.

The same can’t be said for other tooth restorations such as bridges or dentures. You have to abide by guidelines, and certain foods just aren’t permitted.

You’ll Likely Save Money Over Time

Since dental implants last for decades — sometimes even for life — you are better off investing in this type of tooth restoration. Bridges and dentures need to be replaced eventually, so the lower upfront cost isn’t as much of a savings as you may think.

Going for the long-term solution might require a larger investment, but it will pay off over the years.

Implants Don’t Get Cavities

While surrounding teeth are still susceptible to decay, the implant itself will never get a cavity because it’s not a natural tooth. You should still prioritize good dental hygiene, but you don’t have to worry that decay will sabotage your implant success.

It Will Preserve Your Jawbone

Finally, an implant is the only tooth restoration specifically designed to preserve your jawbone over the long term. When you lose a tooth, your body stops sending nutrients to that area of your jawbone because it senses there is nothing there to support.

When you get an implant, it is placed into the jawbone and stimulates growth. Your jaw will not recede. You will retain your facial structure, and your implant will be strong and sturdy, just like a natural tooth.

Trust Our Team

We want you to feel comfortable and confident when you’re scheduled to get dental implants. Ask Northeast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery anything you want to know. We make sure you’re fully prepped and ready for the procedure!