Are dental implants permanent?
Implants Act Like a Natural Root
Dental implants are the only tooth loss solution that recreates the entire structure of the tooth, from root to crown. A titanium implant post is placed surgically in your jaw and prevents bone loss, just like a natural root does.
Because of the way your jaw heals after placement, the biocompatible implant fuses with surrounding bone and tissue. After several months of healing, it becomes a permanent part of your dental structure, and we attach a crown, bridge, or denture to restore function and appearance.
Long-Term Success Depends On You
However, the key to the long-term success of a dental implant is being diligent with your oral health by brushing twice and flossing once a day. Lack of proper oral hygiene can lead to gum disease that compromises bone in your jaw and causes the implant to fail. With proper at-home care and routine visits to your dentist for exams and checkups, your implant could last a lifetime.
Learn More About Dental Implants
If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Kalaheo to see if they’re right for you, please call our office. One of our skilled dentists will be happy to consult with you to answer your questions, explain your options, and help you decide if dental implants are the best solution for you.