What are Dental Implants?

Dental ImplantsCosmetic dental implants are a fairly new way to replace teeth that have decayed and been extracted. Up until very recently, the only affordable and well-known options for replacement of teeth were dentures and bridges. The main problem with both of these solutions is that they only focus on the crown (the part that shows) part of the tooth rather than functioning like an actual tooth with roots. Dental implants replace the tooth all the way down to the root. Since not a lot of people are aware of this option yet, we at Annapolis Dental Care are here to answer a few FAQs about this new option in Annapolis cosmetic dentistry.

  1. What is the success rate of implants? – Success rates so far are at 98%. The one major thing that you need to know to make implants successful is that you must take care of them how your dentist specifies. If they are not well taken care of, they can cause infection or become ineffective. However, if you maintain good oral hygiene, they can last the rest of your life.
  2. Are implants right for me? – This is a question that you first need to discuss with your dentist since this treatment option is not right for every case. Your gums and bone must be in good shape and you need to be willing to take good care of them. People who smoke, have diabetes or heart disease, or have received radiation therapy may receive implants, but in a case-by-case basis.
  3. What are the advantages of implants? – Essentially, they look better, feel better, and are easier to maintain than dentures and bridges. They function just like real teeth. They will not slide like dentures, making them easier to eat with as well as more comfortable and more natural looking. Implants are fused with your jawbone to basically become like your natural teeth. They are permanent.

If you’re looking for an alternative to dentures or bridges, it may be time to talk to your dentist about dental implants. As a leader in Annapolis cosmetic dentistry, Annapolis Dental Care offers these implants. Set up a consultation today to get started with the most natural feeling alternative to real teeth.

If you have any questions about Cosmetic Dentistry or Dental Implants, or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today! Our diligent knowledge of all dental treatments and extensive experience in all fields of dentistry, ensure Annapolis Dental is best suited to care for your oral health. You can also follow Annapolis Dental Care on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

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