Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth. The All-on-4 Procedure concept provides a permanent, screw-retained, same-day replacement for the entire upper and/or lower set of teeth. This makes smiling a truly pleasant experience for both the person smiling and the beholder. And the more you smile, the better you feel!
How Successful Can Dental Implants Be?
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
What Are the Advantages of Having Dental Implants?
There are many advantages to dental implants, including:
Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent. According to the experts, most patients who undergo this procedure call it a positive life-changing experience, and wonder afterwards why they waited so long to have it done.
Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.
Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort and embarrassment of removable dentures. There is no more self-conscious puckering of lips, in case your dentures have a tendency to slip out.
Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself. As Dr. Charles Horace Mayo said, “Beauty may be only skin deep, but a good smile shows health and happiness right down to the bone!”
Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.
Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.