3 Dangers Of Tooth Loss

When you lose a tooth, you may feel very self-conscious about your appearance. We’ve had patients that have gone out of their way to avoid pictures or showing their smile. Tooth loss can mean trouble eating and difficulty communicating clearly. However, there are many other dangers related to tooth loss. If you lose one or more teeth, we recommend seeing your dentist to talk about dental implants and whether they are the right choice for your restoring your smile.


How Modern Implants Came To Be

Did you know that implants date back 4000 years?  In ancient China, carved bamboo pegs were used to replace missing teeth. Implants were used in several different ancient cultures, but the modern implant procedure that we use today was actually stumbled upon by accident. Implants are the most advanced and long-lasting tooth replacement procedure available, because implants replace your natural tooth root, which makes implants as long-lasting and stable as your natural teeth.


What Causes Dental Implants to Fail?

As the most successful tooth replacement option today, dental implants have enjoyed an astounding 95% success rate in the decades since they were introduced. The biocompatible titanium posts, which serve as prosthetic replacements for lost teeth roots, offer unmatched stability and comfort, as well as improving long-term oral health following tooth loss. However, in rare cases, certain factors can cause dental implants to fail, forcing patients to reconsider their options. Fortunately, dental implant failure is uncommon, and to further ensure the success of your treatment, Dr. Stewart will perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you’re an ideal candidate. (more…)