If you are considering dental implants it is normal to be curious about the implants themselves and the process.  As this procedure becomes more and more common there, there is more information available that can help put your mind at ease.  Knowing some of the most basic facts about dental implants may help you feel more confident about improving your dental health, smile, and confidence with dental implants.

Dental Implants Are Very Strong

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If you are curious about how dental implants compare to your natural teeth, you may be surprised to learn that they are just about as strong as your natural teeth.  In fact, implants are the only tooth replacement option that can match the strength and durability of your existing teeth.  Patients who choose implants will find, once healed, they will be able to bite and chew as they did before the surgery.  The strength and durability of implants are a result of the implant being placed into the patients’ jawbone and the bone fusing around the implant, mimicking the strength of the roots of natural teeth.

Dental Implant Surgery is Safe and Successful

While the idea of dental implants is quite new to most patients, oral surgeons have been perfecting this practice for many years now. The procedure is now very routine and is performed by dentists and oral surgeons around the world.  Not only is the procedure safe, but it is also effective, with a success rate of more than 98%.

Implants Are Easy to Care For

If you have dentures or even bridges or other partials you may find that caring for them is tedious.  If you would like something easier to care for that will allow you to feel good about your smile, implants may be a great choice for you.  When implants are fully healed, regular brushing and flossing and dental cleanings are all that is needed to care for them.

Implants Protect Against Bone Loss

When you are missing teeth, over time the jawbone recedes.  When the jawbone recedes in this manner, it can change the shape of the jawbone as well as the shape of the face.  Bone loss can cause the mouth to take on a sunken look that can cause wrinkles and fine lines to form around the chin and mouth. When you choose dental implants to replace missing teeth, it helps to preserve the shape of the jawbone and keeps the bone from receding further, also protecting the shape of the face.

OMSH Wants to Tell You More About Dental Implants

Want to learn more about dental implants and the benefits they offer?  OMSH would love to meet with you to discuss your specific needs and how you can benefit from implants.  We can discuss more the process and share more interesting information with you. Call us today at 713-804-6055 to schedule a consultation to learn more about our approach to restoring your dental health, smile, and confidence.