What is the difference between a dental implant and a bridge?
Unlike bridges, implants require surgery. A replacement root is integrated into the bone in your jaw, forming a strong foundation for eating, smiling, and laughing. You won’t have to worry about dental implants falling out. They mimic your natural teeth and, when taken care of properly, can last for a lifetime. Although the process is intensive and meticulous, what you’re left with is a set of beautiful, natural-looking teeth that feel like your own.
What can I expect during my consultation?
Before considering dental implants, you’ll need to have a consultation to determine whether you are a candidate. Although it’s a proven method, dental implants may not be a suitable option for some people. During your consultation, one of our experienced dentists will assess your mouth and jaw to determine whether there is sufficient bone to support implants. We will also need to ensure that there are no signs of decay or gum disease.
If dental implants are attainable, your dentist will discuss the time-frame, the details of the treatment, and the costs involved. We will also review other tooth replacement options so you can make an informed decision.
What is the success rate for dental implants?
It’s very rare that implants fail. With a success rate of 90-95%, the procedure is backed by professional dentists worldwide. Some of the factors that can impact the success of dental implants are the presence of gum disease, medical conditions, and insufficient jawbone. This highlights the importance of completing a thorough initial consultation to determine whether implants are right for you.