Restoring Your Natural Smile
3 Million People
Have Dental Implants
As of the last available data, over 3 million people in the U.S. have dental implants, and this number is growing annually, with an estimated increase of about 500,000 people each year.
With proper care, dental implants can last for 25 years or more, making them one of the most durable and long-lasting solutions for tooth replacement.
The U.S. dental implant market is vast and growing. By recent estimates, the market size for dental implants in the U.S. surpassed $5 billion, indicating both the popularity and widespread acceptance of the procedure among Americans.
Understanding Dental Implants
Dental implants are a groundbreaking solution in restorative dentistry designed to replace missing or damaged teeth. Unlike other dental prosthetics, implants replace not only the visible part of the tooth but also the root. This makes them exceptionally stable, durable, and virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Composed of biocompatible materials, typically titanium, the implant fuses with the jawbone over time. This fusion, known as osseointegration, ensures that dental implants provide a stable base for crowns, bridges, or dentures, restoring both function and aesthetic appeal to one’s smile.
The benefits of dental implants go beyond just aesthetics. By mimicking the natural tooth root structure, they help preserve the integrity of the jawbone, preventing the bone resorption often seen after tooth loss. Additionally, dental implants can improve speech, enhance chewing capability, and, importantly, boost self-confidence. Their longevity, combined with their natural appearance, makes them an ideal choice for many seeking a permanent solution to tooth loss.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The journey to restoring a smile with dental implants at Dr. Fox’s clinic begins with an in-depth consultation. During this session, detailed dental examinations and imaging are conducted to determine the health of the jawbone, ensuring it can adequately support the implant. Any necessary preparatory procedures, like bone grafting, might be discussed at this stage.
Once deemed a suitable candidate, the dental implant procedure is scheduled. The process commences with the surgical insertion of the implant post into the jawbone. After placement, a period of healing is required, usually a few months, during which the implant integrates with the bone. Post integration, an abutment is attached to the implant, serving as the connection point for the final dental prosthetic, be it a crown, bridge, or denture. Dr. Fox and his team prioritize patient comfort, employing advanced techniques and sedation options to ensure a pain-free and smooth experience. Detailed aftercare instructions are provided, and patients are closely monitored during the healing phase, ensuring the best outcomes for their newly restored smile.
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