Implants change people’s lifestyles. They are designed to replace natural teeth and look and act like them. With implants, a person who has lost their teeth can eat everything again. Patients with implants regain their smile and confidence because their teeth look natural.
Statistics show that 69% of adults aged 35-44 have lost at least one tooth by accident, inflammation of the gums, caries or failed dentures. By the age of 74, 26% have lost all their teeth.
In the past these patients had no choice but to build a stationary bridge or a denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Fixed bridges and dentures are not the best solution and often cause additional problems. Mobile dentures can slip or create annoying sounds while chewing or talking. Still, stationary bridges affect the adjacent healthy teeth, while patients wearing full dentures have a high bone loss. Gum inflammation and reshaping often lead the teeth that support immobilized bridges to premature failure. For this reason, bridges and masts often need to be replaced after 5-10 years.
The implants are surgically placed by your surgeon on the jaws and they are not supported either on the gums such as full dentures or on adjacent teeth such as stationary bridges. The implants consist of titanium which is ’embedded’ in the jawbone. They last longer, do not fade and do not make annoying sounds.