A dental implant is a great option for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace single missing teeth, multiple missing teeth, and even to stabilize and support dentures when you are missing all of your teeth!
Some of the many advantages of a dental implant include:
First developed in the 1960s, dental implants enjoy a success rate as high as 98%, and have become the standard of care to replace missing teeth. Made from a titanium alloy, dental implants are so biologically friendly, bone cells will grow right onto it. This essentially allows the dental implant to fuse with the jaw bone, through a process known as osteointegration. The result is a very solid, long lasting foundation upon which a tooth can be built without the need to place unnecessary stress on neighbouring teeth and this is the only tooth replacement option that preserves bone in the jaw.
As a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, one of the world leaders in implant education and accreditation, Dr. Benson Wong is always up to date in the field of implant dentistry. To find out if a dental implant is right for you, please call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wong at Mission Park Dental for a personalized consultation.
Caring for a dental implant requires the same time and effort than caring for your own natural teeth. Plaque can build up around implants similar to natural teeth, so it is important to maintain your regular hygiene schedule for the health of your implant.