What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants represent a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth.
Dental implants have changed the face of dentistry over the past 25 years. Statistics show that 69% of adults, ages 35-44, have lost at least one permanent tooth to an accident, gum disease, failed root canal or tooth decay. Furthermore, by age 74, 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth.
Twenty five years ago these patient would have no alternative than to have a fixed bridge or a removable denture to restore their ability to eat, speak clearly and smile. Today there is another option for patients that are missing permanent teeth, Dental Implants.
A dental implant is designed to replace a single tooth and is composed of three parts: the titanium implant that fuses with the jawbone; the abutment, which screws into the implant and protrudes from the gum line; and the porcelain crown, which is created by Dr. James A. Morgan and fitted onto the abutment for a natural appearance.
With an overall success rate of about 95% and almost 50 years of clinical research to back them up, dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth.