Why Are Dental Implants So Popular?

lady with dental implants

Dental implants have become an increasingly popular tooth replacement option for many reasons. An estimated 3 million U.S. adults have opted to restore their smiles with implants, reports the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and this figure is only expected to grow in the coming years.

Tooth implants prevent bone loss

Why are tooth implants the preferred choice for millions of people? For one, this is the only restorative method that prevents bone loss.  This means that when you get a dental implant, you are helping to preserve your natural jawbone and maintain facial structure that would eventually change when bone tissue begins to deteriorate.

Implants have a proven success rate

Compared to other tooth restorations, implants are much more successful over the long-term. A crown, for example, has an 80 percent likelihood of lasting for just 10 years. Dentures need to be replaced every 5-8 years. Dental bridges have a maximum lifespan of 12 years. Implants, on the other hand, can last 20-25 years, when fitted properly by a cosmetic dentist. Moreover, they have a success rate of 95 – 98 percent.

They look like your own teeth

Appearance is important, and dental implants are designed to mimic the shape, color, and size of your natural teeth. You can smile with confidence. Nobody will know that you have permanent replacement teeth.

Improved comfort

Getting an implant is akin to getting a new tooth. The metal posts fuse with your jawbone and become a part of you so that eating and speaking are more comfortable. You can laugh and eat the foods you crave without worry that your teeth will slip out of place like you might with dentures.

Implants are convenient

Implants don’t require special care. For the most part, you brush and floss, and see your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning. Since implants are not removable, you don’t have to deal with adhesives. Plus, the custom-made crowns of the implants are resistant to decay. In other words, they can never get cavities.

Stronger bite force

The titanium post of a dental implant fuses with your jawbone so that it is securely anchored in place, not sitting on top of your gums. This provides the same kind of bite force as you would have with real teeth.

Customized to patient needs

Tooth loss can affect people of all ages, and whether caused by periodontal disease, lifestyle habits, or injury, you can restore your smile and self-esteem with Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry. Our skilled team can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch in just a couple of visits. Some patients may be candidates for the All on 4® technique that provides a beautiful new smile in one day!

Are dental implants right for you?

Wondering if dental implants are the right solution for you? Take the first step by calling our Rocky Point practice today. At Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we strive to give all of our patients a healthy, beautiful smile and look forward to discussing your goals. Reach out today to request a free dental implant consultation in Suffolk County.

Additional Resources:

  1. Perio.org, Dental Implants https://www.perio.org/consumer/dental-implants
  2. Mouthhealthy.org, Implants https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/i/implants
  3. AAID, Implants: Who can benefit? https://www.aaid-implant.org/dental-implants/who-can-benefit/

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