If you’ve had teeth replaced in the past, you know that all good things must come to an end at some point. Even the most durable partial dentures, flippers, or dental bridges can gradually wear out and need to be replaced. Although there are steps you can take to extend their lifespan, rarely do those conventional measures last more than 10-20 years.
On the other hand, there are dental implants. The success rate and integrity of implants make them the only dental procedure that has the potential to last an entire lifetime. Yes, you read that correctly. When properly maintained, an estimated 98% of implants could last for the rest of the life of that patient.
One aspect that makes implants so successful is their ability to facilitate osseointegration with the bone around them. When placed, your body’s surrounding bone cells form new bone, permanently fusing themselves onto the surface of the ribbed implant. In time, this process fuses the implant into place and makes it a “permanent” part of your smile.
Implants can’t get cavities. As long as you’re cleaning around them properly and are keeping the surrounding tissues healthy, there’s little risk of the implant coming loose or falling out. Routine cleanings, brushing, and flossing are all you need.
Investing in dental implants is one of the best ways to protect your smile’s future. At Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of Atlanta, we provide a wide variety of implant services, therapies, and restorations. We can help you find the most appropriate option for your oral health needs.
Contact our Atlanta implant dentists today to find out what’s possible.