Do You Want Dental Implant Success? Follow These 4 Tips!
- Posted on: Jul 30 2017
Tooth loss is not as common as it once was, but that does not mean it is no longer a major concern. Details from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons tells us that . . .
- Nearly 70% of adults between 35 and 44 years of age have experienced some degree of tooth loss.
- More than 25% of adults suffer complete tooth loss by age 74.
These statistics are down from what they were a little over 100 years ago. Still, no one likes the idea of losing their natural teeth. We are so averse to this idea that, by and large, we just don’t think about it. But we should. First, considering the impermanence of permanent teeth may lead to better oral care through every stage of life. Second, knowing that tooth loss is possible may prompt investigation into what to do to restore function should this situation occur.
Dental implants are one of the more common methods used today to replace missing teeth. More precisely, to restore the foundation for functional teeth. Dental implants have been studied for more than 50 years and refined over several decades of use. Patients consider implants because this treatment has a 95% success rate, which is unparalleled. However, steps can be taken to procure the desired outcome.
- Act quickly. Bone loss occurs relatively soon after a tooth falls out or is extracted. For implants to be as successful as possible (and for treatment to be as conservative as possible), we need the bone. Healthy bone.
- Act carefully. It is important to choose your implant dentist with a great deal of discernment. Dr. Flax is not only an accredited cosmetic dentist, one of a handful in the Atlanta area; he has also received exemplary training in implant dentistry, including an AAID Maxicourse, which resembles a mini-residency program for implant dentists.
- Keep good habits. Implants of any kind rely on a healthy body for acceptance and retention. Habits such as excessive alcohol consumption and smoking degrade oral tissue and may stand in the way of long-term implant success.
- Maintain oral health. Artificial teeth do not corrode. However, oral health is vital to implant success regarding gum stability. Hygiene must be a priority to prevent periodontal disease. The invasive infection of gum disease could ultimately lead to implant failure, so brush! It’s an easy way to keep your smile healthy!
Would you like to know more about dental implants? Contact us at ( 404 ) 255-90 8 0.
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