Past research has shown dental implants to be a highly effective and successful treatment for missing teeth. That is why they are currently considered by many experts to be the “gold standard” in tooth replacement. However, results of recent large, international clinical trials have provided patients and dentists with an even higher level of confidence in this innovative tooth replacement solution.
Results from two of the largest international clinical studies on dental implants have just been published and demonstrate impressive results for dental implants. Together the two studies evaluated more than one thousand Straumann Bone Level implants in Europe, the United States and Australia. Both studies reported extremely high implant survival rates of more than 98% and found practically no bone loss around the area of the implants. These survival rates are higher than the rates that have been documented in previous literature.
This newest data just adds to the wealth of evidence of the effectiveness of dental implants in replacing missing teeth. This innovative tooth replacement option can be used to replace one, several or all teeth. In most cases, dental implants require two separate procedures: one to place the implants into the jawbone and another to attach restorations to the implants. The result is replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last for a lifetime. This is a definite advantage over temporary dental bridges or partial dentures.
Many individuals who have worn dentures in the past have made the investment in dental implants. Although dental implants are more expensive than other traditional tooth replacement solutions, the benefits to the patients far outweigh the added cost in many cases.
Most individuals with missing teeth are candidates for dental implants as there are very few medical reasons that would rule a person out for this procedure. If you are currently wearing dentures and are interested in making the switch to dental implants, talk to a dental implant dentist in your local area today.
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