- February 9, 2017
There are literally dozens of facts and figures we could share with you about missing teeth and tooth replacement options. It’s difficult for us to solidify everything into a small post, or conversation, for that matter. We love meeting new patients at our Collegeville and Williamsport Pa dental offices and discussing new ways to improve their smile.
Today, we want to share some facts and figures about the most versatile and strong tooth replacement options available in dentistry: dental implants. Dental implants are made from titanium and can be restore with crowns, bridges, or full arches of new teeth. So, why are dental implants such a great replacement tooth option? And why do we dentists love dental implants so much?
The answers are in the numbers. Let’s take a look.
90 % — Dental implants provide about 90 percent of the power of natural teeth. You might think, “OK, why can’t I have something that does match the power of my natural teeth?” Unfortunately, nothing is as good as your natural teeth. That’s why we dentists harp so much about grea oral health practices. But, dental implants provide welcomed stability that other tooth replacement options cannot. Removable dentures provide between 25 and 50 percent of the power of your natural teeth. Dental implants make it possible to eat nearly any food you want, while removable dentures will limit your food options.
98 % — Dental implants can be placed with a 98 percent success rate. That’s one of the highest success rates you can find in dentistry. Part of the reason for this is that we properly vet our patients before suggesting dental implants. We make sure the implant procedure is right for them well and implement the latest technology to allow the implant to properly heal.
10 % — Just 10 percent of all dentists in America place dental implants. AND, of those 10 percent, even fewer provide the different implant options we do at Lanap & Implant Center of Pennsylvania. We offer traditional dental implants, mini dental implants non-metal dental implants. We will discuss your goals and oral state before we decide on the right implant for you.
35 million — There are more than 35 million Americans who have at least one missing permanent tooth. Even a single missing tooth can destroy your smile. That’s a problem for your teeth and oral health. A single missing tooth can cause your remaining teeth to shift.
1 Day — Whether you are struggling with one missing tooth or have struggled with removable dentures, we can place your dental implants in one day! In just one visit, you can erase years of dental problems in just one dental visit. We even use stem cells and plasma rich in growth factors to help the area heal following the implant procedure. We have a number of
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