Three Fun Facts About Implant Dentistry
While there are several methods for replacing a lost or missing tooth, only one replacement method mimics the natural look and feel of your tooth: a dental implant. At Cosmetic Dental and Implant Center in Sandy Springs, Dr. M. James Fagan offers implant dentistry services to restore a lost or missing tooth or teeth.
Dental implants are metal, often titanium implants which are embedded into the jaw, much like a tooth root. A dental crown is attached over the dental implant, creating a natural-looking tooth. Those are the basics, but let's delve a little deeper into dental implants with these fun facts!
Dental Implants Have a High Success Rate
At our Sandy Springs implant dentist’s office, we take great care in ensuring we carefully select the right patients for dental implants. Dental implants have a long-term success rate of 98 percent - that’s like making an A-plus in class. No other tooth replacement option has the same success rate, including dental bridges or partial dentures. While you may wish to eventually replace the crown that covers your dental implant, you should not need to replace the implant itself, providing you take excellent care of your gums and remaining teeth.
An Estimated Three Million Americans Have Dental Implants
Dental implants are increasing in popularity each year! More than 500,000 people in the United States get dental implants annually, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Sometimes patients receive more than one dental implant, as implants can be used to hold an entire upper or lower set of teeth.
Only One-Tenth of All Dentists in America Place Dental Implants
While dental implants are highly popular, only a select number of dentists have the skill set and knowledge to place dental implants. Dr. Fagan is one such dentist!
To learn more about implant dentistry services at our Sandy Springs office, please call (404) 255-5006 to schedule a consultation, and get on the path to a happier, healthier, and more attractive smile.