What is a Dental Implant
Plus, unlike fixed bridges or removable dentures, dental implants will not affect neighboring healthy teeth or lead to bone loss in the jaw. If properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dental Implants Vs. Bridges
Dental implant surgery is, of course, surgery, and is best done by a trained surgeon. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) has the specialized education and training in the complexities of the bone, skin, muscles and nerves involved, to ensure you get the best possible results. A 2014 study suggests greater implant success rates when performed by a dental specialist.
Implants are made of titanium metal that fuses with the jawbone through a process called "osseointegration." There's no short cut to get around that process, and it usually takes several months once the implant is put into your jawbone. Osseointegration, however, is why implants never slip or make embarrassing noises like dentures, and why bone loss is usually not a problem.
After more than 20 years of service, the vast majority of dental implants first placed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States continue to function at peak performance. More importantly, the recipients of those early dental implants are still satisfied they made the right choice.
Missing Teeth?For that healthy, white smile of your life, come see the experts at OMA for dental implants.
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Dental implants have the look and feel of natural teeth and help you maintain a healthy bone structure. You are able to eat the foods you want to eat and, if properly cared for, may last a lifetime!
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For more information about dental implants, please visit the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, The Dental Implant Guide, and check out the profiles of our surgeons.