A dental implant is a small titanium post that replaces the root portion of your tooth by fusing it to the jawbone. Implants are typically used to support an individual crown, but we can use multiple implants to support a bridge or set of dentures.
Who is a candidate for implants?
Almost everyone! Your dentist will check to see if you have sufficient space and bone in the area of the lost tooth and determine if you’re healthy enough for the procedure. We typically place tooth implants in adults 18 and older.
Are dental implants successful?
Dental implants have a very high success rate of 97 percent. In fact, a dental implant is the most successful way to replace a missing tooth long-term. However, dental implants occasionally fail. Like teeth, dental implant teeth need to be cleaned and maintained regularly to remain healthy and intact.
At Smile Again Periodontics, our policy is to treat or replace a dental implant at no charge within five years, provided you have a routine follow-up at our office.
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Dental implants have changed millions of peoples’ lives by restoring the health, function, and beauty of their smiles. We would be happy to play a part in giving you back your smile and restoring your confidence.