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Dental Implants Best Invention of the Century

Dental Implants Best Invention of the Century

Dental Implants Best Invention of the Century

Dental implants are one of the best inventions of the 21st century. However, ancient civilizations used animal teeth, human teeth, seashells and semi-precious stones as dental implants for hundreds of years.

Thankfully, modern dentistry has changed things with dental implants for missing teeth. Implants replace teeth with dental implants manufactured for humans out of materials that are meant to be in the body.

What are Dental Implants?

If you follow the Inspired Smiles blog, you will recall that dental implants are made up of two parts.

The first part is a screw or post that your Richmond dentist surgically places in or on your jawbone. The post is made from titanium or bio compatible materials for patients who are sensitive to metal.

The second part of the implant is made up of an artificial tooth that caps the post. The artificial tooth is made from dental materials that will last for the rest of your life as you practice good oral hygiene.

It’s important to note that dental implants must be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth.

Dental Implants for Missing Teeth

In the past the only people who were suitable for dental implant placement were those who were about to lose teeth. Patients with dentures didn’t have enough bone to hold the post but not anymore.

In this day and age people who have had missing teeth for years and those who have been wearing dentures may be good candidates for denture plates that attach with three or four posts on the bottom and top arch.

These permanent dentures are more comfortable than conventional dentures. This means you can enjoy the foods you used to without worrying about your teeth falling out.

Dental Implant Specialists

Dr. Daniel Yeager and Dr. Victoria Yeager are dental implant specialists. This means you are in the best hands if you are considering the best replacement for missing teeth.

Because Dr. Victoria Yeager and Dr. Daniel Yeager understand implant placement they know who will and who won’t suffer from dental implant failure.

Dental Implant Failure

While more than 95 percent of patients have successful dental implant procedures some suffer dental implant failure.

Those who do suffer from implant failure usually smoke or have a systemic disease that prevents healing. Your gums must be healthy before you have surgery. Both smoking and certain systemic diseases impede healing.

Dental Implants in Richmond

If you would like to learn more about dental implants in Richmond, send a direct message to Inspired Smiles.

Teeth do wonders for your confidence and overall health. Do something inspiring and schedule a consultation with Inspired Smiles today.