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Four Things You Didn’t Know About Dental Implants

by | Sep 5, 2017 | Blog, Dental Services

Think dental implants are a fad that’s on the way out? Not so. In fact, they’re here to stay. Over the past few decades, modern advancements in dental implant therapy have revolutionized the way Sapphire Dentistry helps our patients with missing teeth. Here’s why:

  1. They Last for Decades

In most cases, a well maintained dental implant will last for the entire life of the patient. While a restoration on top can wear out over time, the implant usually does not. That being said, it’s still important to brush and floss your new implant as if it were a natural tooth. Infections in the gum around it could cause it to fail.

  1. Implants are Stronger Than Your Real Teeth

Crafted from biocompatible titanium, dental implants are physically stronger than the healthiest of tooth enamel. After we place the implant into the area of the missing tooth, your jaw develops new bone to “fuse” it into place. We call this process, “osseointegration” and it makes your implant a permanent part of your body.

  1. You Can Replace as Many Teeth as Necessary

Thanks to the integrity of an implant, you can use them alone for single tooth replacement or paired with other implants for longer fixed restorations. From multi-tooth bridges to implant supported dentures on as few as four implants, you have several options to choose from.

  1. They’re the Standard of Modern Tooth Replacement

Compared to conventional treatments like removable dentures or fixed bridges, implants are regarded to be the highest standard of tooth replacement in modern dentistry. Why? Because they’re non-invasive to your adjacent teeth and offer the best return on investment. There’s no need to reshape or alter the structure of your neighbouring teeth.

Ready to find out if dental implants are in your future? Contact Sapphire Dentistry to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to learn more.