Are teeth implants safe?

April 14, 2019 - toothbar - 0 comments teeth implants, woman smiling

Missing teeth can make you so self-conscious that it comes in the way of your basic activities such as smiling, talking, and eating. Moreover, they can contribute to oral health problems as well.

And with over 35 million U.S citizens missing all their teeth in either one or both jaws, proper dental care cannot be taken for granted. Even though there are several treatment options, many people go for teeth implants because they are long-lasting and produce the best results.

What are Teeth Implants?

Without seeking treatment, a missing tooth can result in the following complications:

1.- Your teeth might shift into the empty spaces

When you have empty spaces in your mouth, the surrounding teeth will attempt to fill those gaps. This can result in dental complications such as crowded or unevenly spaced teeth, which are not only harder to clean but might also cost you a fortune in orthodontic care.

2.- A deteriorated jawbone

If you do not fix the missing tooth, the jawbone underneath that space will begin to deteriorate.

This is because it will not be receiving the adequate stimulation it requires, and if you wait longer to get the teeth implants, it is highly likely that your jawbone might lack the structural integrity to support the implants.

You might then need a dental bone graft.

3.- Sunken Face

When your jawbone starts deteriorating, your face might start having a ‘sunken in’ appearance.

This might make you appear older than you really are. This is the reason why people with dentures usually complain of sunken cheeks and thin lips.

Teeth implants stimulate a healthy jawbone which keeps your face looking full and youthful.

Are Teeth Implants Healthy?

Dental implants have been performed for over fifty years and are considered to be a safe tooth replacement treatment. For someone in good health, teeth implants are usually successful when performed by qualified professionals.

However, they do pose a small degree of risk, and therefore, you must first meet the required eligibility criteria before the dentist recommends this procedure.

For instance, if you are sensitive to metals such as zinc, copper, nickel, lead, or iron, which are metals that are alloyed with titanium, you might not be eligible for these implants.

Moreover, if you do not have healthy gums or good bone density, you might need some other procedures before undergoing the treatment.

Nevertheless, teeth implants have a success rate of 98 percent. However, it is imperative that the procedure is done by a qualified professional.

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The Toothbar is a premier dental center in Austin, Texas. Our highly experienced team has helped numerous clients in Austin regain their smiles. Are you having a dental problem? Contact us at the Toothbar, and we’ll be glad to help. Call: 512-949-8202

 

Dr. Kimberley Barclay

Co-founder and owner Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on cosmetic dentistry. She is also a member of the Seattle Study Club, one of the most advanced education groups for dental professionals.

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This content was fact-checked by Dr. Kimberley Barclay and Dr. Lauren Jacobsen following editorial guidelines. Dr. Kimberley Barclay is actively involved in local and national dental societies, including the Capital Area Dental Society and Spear Education courses on Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Lauren Jacobsen is an active member of the dental community and engages in further education and training through membership with a local chapter of the Seattle Study Club and Spear Education courses.

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