4 Important Facts About Dental Implants

1. Dental Implants Improve Your Health

Having missing teeth affects your overall health, not just oral health.  According to health research, people without teeth are at risk of cutting their life short by as much as 10 years. Without teeth, it is difficult to consume a healthy diet. Eating vegetables and meat is impossible if you are missing a significant amount of teeth.

2. Dental Implants Preserve Your Jaw Bone

The jaw bone recedes when a tooth is missing. Jawbone recession will change the shape of your face and give people a sunken look. Dental implants merge with the bone and preserve the structure of your jawbone.​

When the implant is put into your mouth, the bone fuses to the titanium rod. This is a process called osseointegration. As the bone and implant grow together, your jaw bone becomes stronger.

3. Dental Implants Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth

Dental implants are designed to look just like your natural teeth. That’s why you can replace just one and still have your usual smile. This is also why you can replace all your teeth with dental implants, and your smile still looks natural.

Dental implants nearly match the strength of your natural teeth. Which gives you back the biting force you once had.  They are strong because they are made of titanium which is a biocompatible material. Your jaw fuses around the dental implant literally making it part of your jaw. ​With that anchor, we can restore your implants with crowns, bridges, or dentures.

4. Dental Implants Have A 98% Success Rate

​Not everything has a 98 percent success rate, but dental implants do. Most people are good candidates for the procedure, and there is no age limit for them. Follow your dentist’s advice and take care of your dental implants, and your implants will likely have the same results. To learn more about dental implantstooth extractionsdentures, and other oral surgery give us a call today at 915.595.3333​ or schedule an appointment. Our friendly and professional staff here in east El Paso will be happy to answer any questions you may have.