What Makes Dental Implants Work So Well?

April 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dooley @ 8:53 pm
3D render of a dental implant

Dental implants are famed for their unbelievable durability. They routinely outlast other methods of tooth replacement by a matter of two-to-one, with many restorations enduring over 30 years without issue. If they’re maintained well, they might even last a lifetime!

You might wonder, what is it that makes the method of replacing teeth so much better than any other? If you’re curious, here are a few of the factors that make dental implants so successful.

The Strength of Bone

One of the main reasons why dental implants stick around as long as they do has to do with the strength of their foundation. Many other methods of tooth replacement rely on suction to stay in place or are attached to the natural teeth. Compare this to dental implants, which are attached to solid bone. The latter are much less likely to fail because they have much a much stronger base to work from.

The Quality of Material

It’s really been over the last 50 years or so that dental implants have become a popular method of lifelong tooth replacement, and this largely has to do with the rise of titanium as a dental implant base material.

Titanium is durable and resists tarnishing, but the real key to its success as an implant material has to do with its unique biocompatibility. This metal is capable of actually fusing with bone tissue in a process known as osseointegration. This creates a strong connection to bone tissue that makes dental implants resistant to failure.

The Merits of Hard Work

Finally, one of the most important factors in the success of your dental implant procedure is the quality of the dentist you’re receiving it from. Oral implantologists put a lot of work into the study of dental implants, meaning that they’re acutely aware of the potential pitfalls associated with implant placement and will do what they can to avoid them.

Without a doubt, one of the main reasons why dental implants routinely last as long as they do is largely because of tireless efforts of dedicated oral health professionals. If you have a dental implant and you’re enjoying the freedom that it offers you, it might be worth thanking your dentist!

About the Author

Dr. Edward J. Dooley has been a dentist for decades now, but he still loves nothing more than being able to use cutting-edge dental medicine to help his patients look and feel their best. Whether it’s through dental implants or just consistently good dental hygiene, healing people is what motivates him each day. Dr. Dooley received his degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, and he is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

If you have a question about dental implants, he can be reached at his website or by phone at (732) 974-2288.

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