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How Successful Are Dental Implants If Demineralization Occurring
They say dental implants are 90%+ successful. Even with perio cleanings & home care, is this still true since no gingival attachment to implant?
Yes: Dental implants are ankylosed and fused to the jaw bone and the crowns are emerged from the implants surrounded by your gums. There are no periodontal ligaments around the implants but you do still need to keep them clean by regular brushing and flossing since harmful bacteria and plaque can still cause inflammation of the gums(peri implantitis ) and subsequent damage to surrounding structure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES ! : Dental implants have been around for over 50 years. Today -the success rate of dental implants is 95-98%. Dental implants do work. We can replace one missing tooth or the whole mouth, so you can have permanent teeth and enjoy food and have quality of life you deserve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ti, Zir, or Ta: While titanium (commercially pure ti, or medical grade to) is still primary material for dental implants, the use of zirconia implants are getting more attention specially in europe ; asia , specially japan. But due to restorative issues, not settled in usa yet. The tantalum implants while are already in orthopedic field for several years, they don't have a proved track record yet, but promising. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally Yes: If a particular individual is relatively healthy and has enough bone hieght and width in the particular area, dental implants are the best treatment choice in replacing missing or lost teeth. Sometimes it can even be done immediately when a hopeless tooth is remove the same day! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO WAY: In most cases dental implants are not painful at all! in our practice most dental implant patients do not require any pain medicine other than over the counter tylenol or advil. Often times, the dental extraction is by far more uncomfortable than a dental implant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reasons ?: Dental implants mimic your natural teeth, and fixed prosthetics come in a close second. The answer to your question for your mouth depends on the condition of the supporting teeth. A local dentist, after examining you, can best give you the pros and con's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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