What are Dental Implants?
Dental implant in Hornsby is generally the best option to replace a missing tooth. It is a standalone crown that does not place any strain on other teeth as well as not disturb any of its surrounding teeth and it also keeps the bone level.
Sometimes there are instances that the bone is not wide enough to place an implant. In this case, you need a bone graft before proceeding to dental implant.
To find out if you are eligible, you have to provide a comprehensive health history for your dentist to review. The dentist will have to take a CT Scan before placing an implant, this way they can have a three dimensional image of your jaw.
After a consultation with your health history and your CT scan, you will be able to find out if you are eligible for an implant. However, in select cases whether it is due to your overall health conditions or other situation that makes you not eligible for dental implant, your dentist will determine what is the best procedure for your missing tooth.
How many years does a dental implant last?
The durability of dental implants will depend on how you use them. If you are using them just like how you use your natural teeth such as chewing food, it will last for a very long time since they will not decay. However, if you use them for opening a bottle or biting on hard food chances are the crown placed on your implant will cracked or your implant can break or bend. Dental implant recovery guidelines should be followed so as to help your new implant lasts a very long time.
How successful are dental implants?
There is a 95% success rate on dental implant but the success will still depend on how they are placed and the material they are made of and of course your overall health and lifestyle.