Facts Everyone Should Know Before Undergoing Dental Implant Placement

Implants are small titanium rods (between 6 and 15mm) coated with a biocompatible material, which has the ability to bind naturally to the existing bone (also known as osseointegration).

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  1. After remarkable developments in cosmetic dentistry, dental implants have become the treatment of choice and the most recommended solution for people who lack one, several or all their teeth. It is also a great option for people who have a terminal dentition following damaged teeth or those with severe gum disease (periodontal disease). Dental implants act as the tooth roots and have a very high survival and success rate, in fact, the highest of all dentistry treatments.

    Implants are small titanium rods (between 6 and 15mm) coated with a biocompatible material, which has the ability to bind naturally to the existing bone (also known as osseointegration). The implants are placed in the jawbone and after some months of healing, usually two to four, dentists at Salcetti & Associates can replace the natural tooth roots with a single supported tooth, a partial denture or full denture. There are several market different "brands" distributed by many different companies. It would be wrong to think that they are all of the same quality and, above all, the kind of implant does not matter. However, it would be in bad taste to list every "good" or "bad implant”. Just know that the life of implants should be very long and it is important that a company who designs implants lasts as long as its product. In most cases, people who have implants placed have them for the rest of their life.

    In 1952, the Swedish Professor Per-Ingvar Branemark headed an experimental study where he used a titanium implant to better understand the blood flow to the jawbone. After this experience, he discovered that there was full integration of the implant to the bone. Branemark called this discovery “osseointegration” and figured that humans could benefit from this – and he was right. Modern implantology was invented in 1965 when Branemark treated his first patient. After more than 50 years of research and study, implants placed by Salcetti & Associates are now experiencing a very high success rate of 96%. More than 2 million implants are placed every year they thus becoming the treatment of choice for replacing missing teeth.

    Dental implants are a reliable option for people living with missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace all the upper and lower teeth. Because they are fixed in the mouth, they help to stabilize other teeth. Dental implants integrate with the jawbone, which will give new teeth some stability. This can help prevent bone loss and muscle atrophy resulting from tooth loss. By visiting Salcetti & Associates and asking about implantation, people can breathe easily knowing that their smile is in good hands.
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