Facts You Should Know about Dental Implants
Almost three out of four Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 have lost a tooth and about 25 percent of those over 74 have lost all their teeth. Implants are considered to be the ideal tooth replacement for most people who have lost teeth. If you are a candidate for dental implants, there are some basic facts you should know before undergoing the procedure.
1. A variety of different types of implants have been used throughout history. For example, one ancient Mayan woman who was found with shells implanted into her jawbone. Our modern form of implants dates back to 1951 and has progressed throughout time in benefitting society for many years to come. A team of dentists, who had already been placing implants successfully, formed the AAID to further their knowledge and skills. Today, more than 4,000 dentists are involved in the AAID, and that number continues to increase with time.
2. Implants, which are usually made of titanium, are designed to be biocompatible, so that they fuse with the jawbone with minimal risk of rejection. They form the root of the new tooth and are strong, sturdy and stable enough to withstand normal biting and chewing forces.
3. Once in place, implants can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. You will still need regular exams and professional cleanings to reduce the risk of gum disease or other dental problems. Otherwise, you can treat your implant just like one of your other teeth. The implant will look, work and feel like your own natural tooth.
Call us today to learn more about how implants work or to schedule your consultation with our expert in Dental implants surgery in Los Angeles.
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