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The Need For Dental Implants?

Dental Implants. The idea of having teeth removed and implants put in can be a scary process especially when the word, “failure” is mentioned. The Internet is full of stories of individuals who have had both successful and unsuccessful dental implants. Even so, everyone knows a great smile and ability to eat well are worth the risk of a dental implant failure.


While individuals with diabetes have concerns about receiving dental implants, there is evidence to show that the implant success rate is higher than first thought. Laird Harrison writing for Medscape Medical News discussed recent research showing great success for individuals with diabetes who have received dental implants. After one year, the diabetics who received implants were still using them. None of the implants failed. The research is showing there is no relationship between blood sugar and dental implant failure. Good news for diabetics.


Titanium Dental Implants are an excellent alternative to a natural tooth root. The implant is bonded to the jawbone and gives a very strong foundation. The crown can then be attached to this strong foundation. The titanium dental implant also offers another benefit, it strengthens the jaw bone in the area of the implant and prevents the loss of bone density.


Titanium implants offer an alternative to natural tooth roots. They are stronger and patients find they can eat anything they want. Initially there is some discomfort with the implants, but after the crown is placed, the patients report the implants feel just like their own teeth. The real benefit from the titanium implants comes as the patient ages. When bone density is lost the titanium dental implants offer the best success for implants for patients.


Many individuals grind their teeth at night. Truthfully, most individuals are unaware they are doing so, and even if they know, they could not stop. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance on the human body. Placing dental implants in the mouth and the patient grinding the rest of their teeth against the implant is the number one reason implants fail. However, not all is lost. Individuals who grind their teeth can wear a mouth guard to protect their implants and keep them from chipping and breaking.


Dental Implants can be used to replace baby teeth in adults. Yes, some adults still have a baby tooth. The most common (baby) tooth left in adults is the lateral incisor next to the two upper front teeth. If the tooth is fused to the jaw (ankylosis) then it has to be pulled and an implant installed in its place.


Dental Implants are easy to care for after the post-operation phase. Normal brushing and flossing are all that is required of the patient. Immediately after surgery, the patient goes through a healing process and testing to make sure the implant is stable in the jaw prior to the placement of the crown. That healing process involves an anti-biotic, a salt water rinse the day after surgery, no chewing on the implant, brush the implant with a very soft toothbrush (no electric or rotary brush), no not remove the sutures.


Dental Implants are becoming more common as people lose teeth, want a better smile, contract osteoporosis and have other issues. The success rate of dental implants is high even for those who are diabetic. Titanium implants are strong and can help maintain bone density.