Your teeth are incredibly strong because they are protected by the hardest substance in your body–your enamel. Although it is harder than some metals, most dentist’s agree that dental implants are stronger than real teeth. Here’s why their strength and longevity can’t be matched by your natural smile.
Dental implants are designed to provide long-lasting results. Durable, high-quality materials are used to replace both the root and the crown. Titanium is the go-to material for implant posts because it is lightweight, biocompatible, and incredibly strong. It will support a custom-made restoration that’s made of all-ceramic material. Not only will your restoration look natural, but it will also be strong to withstand years of wear and tear.
Dental implants are not susceptible to decay, like your natural teeth. Cavity-causing bacteria can erode your enamel, which won’t regenerate once it is gone. With no treatment, decay can extend into the deep layers of your tooth, which can lead to a serious infection.
You don’t have to worry about your dental implants getting cavities, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to brush or floss. Bacteria can cause a preventable infection called peri-implantitis, which is like gum disease. It is also a leading cause of dental implant failure. You can ensure your dental implants last for decades with good oral hygiene at home and regular care from your dentist.
Traditional tooth replacement methods rest on top of your gum tissue or use adjacent teeth for support. Dental implants work differently because they have the support of your jawbone, just like your natural teeth. After your implants have been placed into your jaw, your bone will begin to fuse with them through a process called osseointegration. You’ll benefit from an exceptional biting force to enjoy all your favorite foods again. Not to mention, you’ll never have to worry about slipping or irritation.
Dental implants have over a 95% success rate and are proven to last for 30 years or longer with the correct aftercare. Although your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, 120 million Americans have lost at least one tooth.
Dental implants are a onetime investment because they can last for a lifetime with the right maintenance. Brushing, flossing, and a daily mouthwash will keep your mouth clean and healthy. Commit to visiting your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning and checkup to ensure your new smile surpasses the test of time.
Dr. Wenner earned his dental degree from the Meharry School of Dentistry, graduating in the top 15% of his class. He has regularly continued his education in various specialties, like oral surgery, dental implants, and cosmetic dentistry. If you’re ready to replace your lost teeth, request an appointment online or call (817) 646-6544.