If you’re facing the loss of one or more teeth, you may be worried about what else you might lose. Your attractive smile? Your ability to eat all the foods you love? Your confidence in smiling, laughing, or even going out in public? And if you’re already wearing dentures, you are well aware of what you’ve lost.
With dental implants, you don’t have to give up anything. You can have a beautiful smile, eat all the foods you want, and never worry that you’re going to lose your teeth at an embarrassing time. And if you just care for them the way you should care for natural teeth, you may very well be able to enjoy these benefits for life.
Are You a Candidate?
Most people can get dental implants. Find out if you are a candidate.
Dental Implant Procedure
Learn about dental implant surgery, placement, and recovery here.
Dental Implant Benefits
Find out what makes dental implants the best tooth replacement option.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
The good news is that most people are candidates. If you are an adult who’s healthy enough for surgery and have good oral healthy, you’re a candidate. There’s no upper age limit for dental implants: people age 95 and up have gotten them successfully.
But dental implants shouldn’t be a snap decision. They offer many benefits, but you have to weigh these benefits against the cost. And although they have a more than 95% success rate with few complications, you have to weigh potential risks as well.
Planning Your Procedure
Once you’ve decided that you want to get dental implants, it’s time to start planning your dental implant procedure.
It’s important to choose the right dentist. There are many dentists to choose from for your dental implants. Not all of them are equally trained in implant dentistry. Learn why you should choose a periodontist as your implant dentist.
In fact, you may want to choose more than one implant dentist. As a periodontist may help with many aspects of implant placement, so a cosmetic dentist might help you achieve attractive results.
And don’t forget: dental implants are an advanced technology. Choosing a dental practice with the right support technologies may improve your experience and your outcomes.
Life with Dental Implants
Learn what life will be like after you get them. For the most part, they are just like natural teeth, but there are some key differences. It’s vital that you learn how to care for your dental implants so you know how to extend their life and enjoy their benefits for years, even decades to come.
Properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime. They’ve been observed for up to 50 years in a single patient, and clinical studies 30 years in length show that nearly all dental implants last that long.
Your tooth may be nearing the end of its life, but you’ve got a lot of life left. And they will help you live that life to its fullest.