I've heard that dental implants are experimental - is that true?
Absolutely not! It is true that dental implants have only begun to receive a lot of attention in the last few years as more and more dentists offer the procedure. But the fact is that the first successful placement of dental implants as we know them occurred in 1965!
In the 44 years since the first successful modern implant procedure, the design and materials used for dental implants has steadily improved. Today, according to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, more than 3 million implants have been placed successfully. Amazingly, that number is growing by 500,000 each year!
With those kinds of numbers, you’d expect that dental implants have proven to be a very effective form of tooth replacement. You would be right! While the success of a dental implant procedure has a lot to do with where in the mouth the implant is placed, the procedure has a success rate of over 98%.
Dental implants improve your oral health, restore confidence in your appearance, and with proper care can last a lifetime. We’d be happy to tell you everything you need to know about dental implants – just give our West Allis dental office a call!
- My dentist is recommending extraction and placement of a dental bridge, but I don’t like the idea of grinding down perfectly good teeth on each side. Could an implant work here?
- I had a root canal on a tooth that fractured and now it has to be removed. Can it be replaced with an implant or do I have to have a bridge or a partial?