Dental implants might sound like some futuristic solution to missing teeth. But they’ve become part of mainstream dentistry, and are available at Staten Island Dental Care.
Most patients have a lot of questions about dental implants, once they seriously begin to consider them. Are they experimental? Safe? Painful?
Like we said, they are considered mainstream. Dental implants as we know them today have been around for decades, and humans have actually been tinkering with permanent replacement teeth for thousands of years. Modern implants were made possible by the discovery that titanium fuses with bone. Once they do, the post – which is the actual implant – provides a rock-solid support for one or more replacement teeth.
As to safety, dental implants have a success rate of greater than ninety percent. Cases of rejection are rare. Future generations of implants are expected to be even better.
Most patients report being comfortable during the implant procedure itself. It involves minor surgery, though, and mild discomfort afterward is common. We can prescribe medication to manage it.
On the whole, most patients are delighted with the results of their dental implants. They prevent bone loss, restore chewing ability, and restore smiles. Call us at Staten Island Dental Care to learn more. Patients come to our office from Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne for all of their dental health needs. Call for an appointment today!
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