Reliability and Advantages of Dental Implants

3 Components of a Dental Implant

3 Components of a Dental Implant

 

Dental Implants are among the most successful procedures in dentistry.  Studies have shown a five year success rate of 95%.  With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

A single tooth dental implant is made up of 3 components.  There’s a titanium screw that fuses to the jaw bone, an abutment (post) on top and a crown which is fitted onto the abutment.  A single dental implant offers many advantages when replacing a tooth.

Before the invention of dental implants, a fixed bridge was used to replace a missing tooth.  The disadvantages of a fixed bridge include:  1.  necessary reduction of the adjacent teeth  2.  it is less natural and life-like, 3. root canals are often required for the adjacent teeth being crowned and 4.  it is not uncommon for decay to form under the crowns, leading to an early demise.

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Conventional Dental Bridge

Conventional Dental Bridge

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