Find out why implants are such popular tooth loss replacements.
With tooth loss affecting millions of Americans each year, it’s important that the dental industry can offer its patients the best treatment options for replacing their missing teeth and restoring their smiles. While dental bridges and dentures often come to mind when replacing one or several missing teeth, dental implants have been around for 40 years and about 500,000 people each year opt for this treatment. While you are mulling over whether you should turn to our Camarillo, and Tarzana, CA, dentists Dr. Adib Setareh & Dr. Neda Setareh for dental implants, here are some interesting facts that could help make the decision process a bit easier.
Dental implants can’t develop cavities
Since artificial teeth don’t develop decay like a real tooth, you won’t have to worry that your dental implant will ever get a cavity. However, you must still keep up with your oral hygiene to ensure that your gums and the rest of your smile remain healthy.
Dental implants are good for your bones
This is the only restorative dental treatment that will prevent bone loss and also promote bone growth. Those with untreated tooth loss will begin to experience structural changes in their face due to bone loss. Over time the jawbone shortens, which will cause cheeks to cave in and the chin to recede. Fortunately, dental implants stop this from occurring.
Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime
While dental implants might be a more expensive treatment option, it’s only because they are meant to last. The implant becomes a permanent part of your smile as it fuses with your jawbone and surrounding tissue. You don’t have to worry about slippage or repairs like you would with other tooth replacement options.
Dental implants have a high success rate
When properly cared for, dental implants have a success rate of about 98 percent. However, if you are a smoker, we strongly urge you to quit smoking before getting this procedure. Smokers have a higher rate of implant failure than patients who don’t smoke.
Most people are candidates
You’ll be happy to hear that most healthy adults are ideal candidates for dental implants. Age is not a factor. In fact, patients in their 80s and even 90s can get dental implants if they are healthy enough. We look at your oral health, general health, lifestyle, and habits to determine your candidacy. It’s important that you tell your Camarillo, and Tarzana, CA, family dentists about any preexisting health problems during your evaluation.
If you’re interested in getting dental implants, then let’s get you set up with a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for treatment. We will do whatever we can to give you the smile we know you deserve. Call Dr. Adib Setareh & Dr. Neda Setareh of Stars Dental in Camarillo, and Tarzana, CA, at (805) 764-0222.