Dental implants can make you feel confident smiling again.
Interested in turning to our Brighton, MI, dentists Dr. Brian Petersburg and Dr. Brian Giammalva for dental implants? Wondering what makes dental implants so popular among adults who are missing one or more teeth? If you want to learn more about dental implants before you say “yes”, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some fun, cool and perhaps lesser-known facts about this tooth replacement.
They can’t develop decay
While natural teeth are prone to cavities the good news is that artificial teeth such as dental implants cannot develop cavities. This can be particularly comforting news for those patients who are at a high risk for cavities. Of course, you will still want to keep your implant clean and healthy so that it lasts, but good at-home oral care is all that’s required.
They’ve been around a while
Did you know that the concept of dental implants has actually been around since the 1930s? Of course, they were still experimenting with the idea until the 60s when titanium was introduced as a viable material for making implants. Even today, titanium is the number one material used for creating implants because it is biocompatible, can fuse together with natural bone and tissue, and can last decades.
Their success rate is impressive
Since dental implants are strong enough to last the rest of your lifetime, they also come with a high success rate. In fact, dental implants boast a 98 percent success rate once they fuse together with the jawbone. Your dentist will provide you with suggestions and ways to improve the success rate of your implant (e.g. quit smoking first; limit alcohol consumption).
If you have questions about getting dental implants in Brighton, MI, or you are ready to discuss whether implants are right for you, then call Brighton Family Dentistry at (810) 227-4224 to schedule your consultation.