Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements made of synthetic material and surgically anchored into the jawbone to hold a replacement crown or bridge in place. The major benefit of using dental implants is that they are stable, permanent and do not rely on the neighbouring teeth for support. Implants are the ideal solution for missing teeth because they look and feel like natural teeth and prevent teeth migration and over-eruption.
The success rate for dental implant therapy depends on the purpose and its location in the mouth. For dental implants located at the front of the lower jaw, the success rate is about 95%. Dental implants placed in the upper posterior jaw have a lower success rate comparatively. The typical healing time for implants to restore is about 3 to 6 months.
Ask your oral surgeon whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. To be a suitable candidate, you should be in good health, have sufficient bone structure and healthy gum condition.
People who cannot tolerate dentures are good and possible candidates. However, if you suffer from a chronic illness such as diabetes, the success for treatment is reduced. People who smoke or drink alcohol excessively are generally not considered to be ideal candidates.
Here at Raffles Dental, you can have peace of mind knowing you are in good hands. Qualified oral surgeons perform all our dental implants.
Call us for a complimentary first dental implant consult at Raffles Hospital and take the first step today towards improving your confidence.
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