Are Dental Implants Safe?
Have you lost a tooth, or do you have a decayed tooth and are planning to replace it? You may have heard about dental implants but how safe are dental implants? This is one question that most people ask. No one will take for granted anything that deals with their health. People will always have questions about anything that goes into their bodies. If you have more questions about dental implants, a good resource to start with would be our dental implant FAQ.
At Portland City Dental, we do not engage in any practice that is not safe for our patient’s health. Before we embark on a dental implant procedure, our knowledgeable and experienced dentists will first explain to our patients what a dental implant is, the installation process, and any other important information they should know.
Dental implants refer to substitutes of missing, damaged, or decayed teeth placed in the jawbone and resemble natural teeth in function, look, and feel. A dental implant is a great alternative where most other dental treatments have failed. Dental implants are mainly made from titanium material since it is biocompatible with the jawbone.
Dental implants are the best option for a missing, damaged, or decayed tooth. They are long-lasting, safe, and natural looking. You can always be sure that dental implants are safe and will not harm you in any way.
Dental implants help in restoring full chewing power. Telling the difference between a dental implant and a natural tooth is difficult since you can eat with it as you do with your natural teeth, and brush and floss normally.
Dental implants can last a lifetime compared to other dental restoration options like dental bridges. Especially, if you properly care for dental implants. Most implants are made from titanium which is biocompatible with the jawbone. Its biocompatibility feature makes it acceptable and non-toxic to the body. Their durability and ease of maintenance make them very economical long-term.
The gap created by missing teeth can make the adjacent teeth shift towards the space, pulling them out of position and affecting your smile and ability to chew. Staying without restoring the missing tooth can make tooth replacement difficult.
Missing teeth can lead to bone loss which can result in facial sagging. This can lead to the lower third of the face collapsing and slowly closing the distance between the chin and the nose. It can lead to wrinkles around the mouth, thinning lips, and a pointed chin which can make you look older.
You are the right candidate for dental implants if you have good overall health. There should be no signs of gum disease, and you should also not have diseases such as leukemia and diabetes that make healing difficult. Our dentists will always check if there is enough bone mass in the jawbone for dental implants.
At , we have invested in modern and top-class equipment that will help ensure successful dental implant procedures. Our priority is to ensure your lost smile is restored and that you can chew and laugh as you used to without causing any harm to your health. For more questions and information, call us today at (503) 256-7917.