A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth.
Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Are You A Candidates For Dental Implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.
Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since periodontists are the dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are ideal members of your dental implant team. Not only do periodontists have experience working with other dental professionals, they also have the special knowledge, training and facilities that you need to have teeth that look and feel just like your own. Your dentist and periodontist will work together to make your dreams come true.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
- Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants the discomfort of having to remove dentures.
- Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Titanium is the only metal that a human body accepts and allows to fuse with bone.
- Comfortable eating. Dental implants function like your own teeth and allow you to eat any foods you desire.
- Durability. Implants are very durable and with the right care, they can last a lifetime.
Success Rate of Dental Implants:
The success rates of dental implants vary and depend on where in the jaw they are placed. Generally, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Dental Implants?
Generally, dental implants are not covered by dental insurance. However, depending on the insurance plan and the cause of tooth loss, coverage under your medical plan may be possible.