There are many factors to consider when choosing a teeth replacement option. While most patients evaluate the aesthetics and functionality of each option, safety should also be heavily considered. If your tooth replacement choice is not safe, it simply doesn’t matter how natural they appear or how well you can eat, speak and laugh. You can rest assured that dental implants not only meet your cosmetic and functional criteria, but they are also a safe tooth replacement option. Contemporary dental implants have been in use for more than 30 years, with safe, proven and effective results.
You will find that the dental implant material used to replace missing teeth is safe, durable and rigorously tested. Most dental implants involve an artificial tooth root that is made of titanium. Titanium is a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and provides a sturdy foundation for your tooth restoration. Over time your natural jawbone fuses to this surgical post during a process called osseointegration. This is what gives dental implants the significant advantage over dentures or bridges, as your prosthetic teeth can function in the most natural way. In addition, dental implants are the only restoration method that stimulates your natural bone underneath the missing tooth, which prevent premature facial collapse.
Now that you are comfortable with the safety of the actual dental implant material and healing process, it is also worth noting that the dental implants procedure itself is safe. An experienced and board certified implants dentist, such as Dr. Wayne Suway, can utilize precise and advanced surgical techniques to ensure the procedure is carried out in the safest manner.
Guided surgery can be used to place dental implants. This helps your dentist plan a dental implant virtually and accurately place the implant in the most safe, predictable, and efficient method. Guided surgery using 3D technology can eliminate the guesswork for your surgeon, revealing valuable images such as nerves, sinuses and other anatomical landmarks. You can rest assured that the surgical procedure of your dental implants has been perfected to promote the highest level of safety and give you the best possible results.
Just as with any oral surgery or major restorative procedure, dental implants are not risk free. It is important to fully discuss the risks and benefits with your dentist, especially as it pertains to your unique situation.