Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth.
Esthetic: In most cases, dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, when healthy, they stimulate the bony foundation like your natural teeth, preventing bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures.
Tooth-saving: Dental implants do not sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because implants do not require the neighboring teeth to be “ground down” in size to be used as bridge supports. This means that implants allow more of your own teeth to be left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health! Remember, every time that you have to prepare a normal and good tooth, you start a “timeline” of sorts toward eventual weakening of that tooth or possible loss of another natural tooth.
Confidence: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence. For denture wearers, they are secure and offer freedom from the “Irksome Clicks and Wobbles” of dentures. They will allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues. Removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, as well as uncomfortable and a potential embarrassment.
Reliable: The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable today with most statistics indicating success rates close to 95% if good bony support is available and if proper loads are placed on the implants.
How Long Do Implants Last?
They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement. However, nothing in medicine can be guaranteed forever. Studies are still be conducted to determine exactly how long implants last. Dr. Resnik was part of ongoing FDA study on the longevity of dental implants with a success rate approximately 97 %.
Who Is A Candidate?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is a patient with good general medical and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease. If you have lost too much of your supporting bone due to disease or early loss of teeth to immediately support implants, you can still be a candidate for dental implants. New surgical techniques are available to regenerate this critical bony foundation and this has created the opportunity for even the most debilitated patients to be candidates for dental implants.
Fortunately, Dr. Resnik is one of the leading experts in the field of oral implanvology. He is one of first graduates from a University Based Oral Implantology program (University of Pittsburgh). In the past 25 years, he has been the director of the largest private dental implant teaching Institute in the world, actively trying over 6000 dentists in the field of dental implants.
Randolph R. Resnik
1082 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
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