The Growing Popularity of Dental Implants
February 8, 2013
There’s a tremendous need for restorative dentistry. Through their research, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry has found that close to 30 million Americans no longer have the teeth in one or both of their upper or lower jaws. They’ve also estimated that close to 15 million Americans have replaced missing teeth with a crown and bridge.
Traditional restorative options have been effective to a degree, but another service is gaining in popularity—dental implants. The number of patients who have dental implants continues to grow by 500,000 each year, with a success rate of 98 percent.
What accounts for the popularity and success of dental implants?
It’s in the way they interact with your smile. Dental implants come in two parts, just like natural teeth. The crown portion replaces your missing teeth while the implant portion replaces your missing tooth roots. The implants are made from titanium, a biocompatible metal that bonds with the bone in your jaw to create a strong foundation for your new smile. When the entire procedure is finished, patients can enjoy a smile that functions and looks just like a natural smile.
Have you struggled to adjust to traditional dentures, or another restorative option? Do you wish you had a smile as functional as the one you used to have? Are you worried about losing more teeth in the future because of bone loss? Dental implants could be the answer you’re looking for in each of these cases.
Not every patient is a candidate for the procedure, though. Dr. Goldstein of Randolph Dental Care would be happy to help you decide if dental implants are right for you. To find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants, reserve an appointment with Randolph Dental Care. Dr. Goldstein serves patients from Randolph, Rockaway, Mendham, Chester, Morristown, Denville, Morris County, and surrounding areas.
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