See What We Can Do for You With Dental Implants
Implants are a great option because in the past if you were missing one tooth, a lot of times what people would do is do a bridge there, where you can have teeth on both sides, and you have to cut down good teeth in order to put crowns on those teeth, and then have a bridge. It would replace the missing teeth. And then if anything goes wrong with any of those teeth, you lose the whole bridge and have to do the whole thing over. And it’s harder to clean underneath it.
With an implant, you have the tooth that’s standalone, and it doesn’t rely on the teeth on either side in order to support it. Implants are easier to clean because you can floss in between implants, as opposed to a bridge, where you have to fish a floss threader in underneath there.
Also, implants have a great success rate. The very first implant was put in a lady in 1969, and she died in 2004, and still had the original implant in there. Implant success rates are about 95 percent of implants will make it for 10 years, and many years after that. And only about 5 percent of implants are lost, usually to folks that either have diabetes or smokers.
If you do have missing teeth, go ahead and give us a call and come in, and we can talk to you about what we can do with implants to restore your smile so you can smile again.