If you are considering dental implants for tooth replacement, there is good news. A new study being reported by the National Institutes of Health points to innovations that mean even higher success rates with dental implants. Dental implants generally have high success rates, although, in about 1 or 2 percent of patients, they fail to integrate properly into the jawbone. But a peptide found in saliva may be key to improving success rates in some patients.
There is no time like the present to contact your implant dentist in Elk Grove Village, IL, Dr. Vishal Advani, to find out if dental implants are right for you—especially if you heard previously that you might be a difficult case.
What Makes Dental Implants Such a Great Option for Tooth Replacement?
Unlike dentures, which can slip and slide while eating or speaking, dental implants are permanently attached to the jawbone. People who opt for this type of tooth replacement generally report that dental implants are very close to having their natural teeth. There are no food restrictions with dental implants as there are with dentures so that you can enjoy the crunchiest of vegetables and the chewiest of meats. There is no need to worry or feel self-conscious when laughing or speaking.
Other advantages of dental implants include:
- Dental implants look natural because they are made to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
- Dental implants protect you against bone loss. Because the implants integrate with your jawbone, your body continues to send nutrients to the area, so the bone is stimulated the same as when you had your natural teeth.
- Caring for dental implants is easy and no different from caring for your natural teeth. Brush and floss regularly, and see your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings.
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