One of the most popular restorations available at our office is dental implants. The implant itself is a prosthesis our dentist uses to replace missing teeth. It is a tiny titanium fixture that is inserted into the jawbone. On top, the dentist will place a crown, partial denture or fixed bridge. Once the process is complete, you will have a brand new tooth to help you talk and chew normally.
How Long Do Implants Last?
Implants do not have the same susceptibility as regular teeth to issues like decay. However, periodontal disease can compromise the integrity of the titanium post. You need to take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing every day. You should also see our dentist in Sarasota, FL twice annually. As long as you follow these steps, your implant can last for decades.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Implants?
Virtually anyone who has lost one or several teeth can qualify for dental implants. You will first need to undergo a consultation. Dr. Francisco Marcano needs to make sure the jawbone is strong enough to support the titanium post. If it is not, then you may need to go through bone grafting to strengthen it. Some patients need a sinus lift for the implant to work. Our dentist will review all your options, so you can do what is best for your health.
What Is the Success Rate of Implants?
The success rate varies from one patient to the next. Your habits and health play a huge role. However, most reports indicate that dental implants have an overall success rate of 95%. With proper maintenance, you could see your implants lasting a lifetime.
Where Can You Get Implants?
Contact the Sarasota Center for General Dentistry to learn more about implants and other restorations to replace missing teeth. Dr. Marcano will help make your smile as healthy as it used to be.