Are dental implants safe?
Absolutely! Dental implants are made of materials which are safe for the human body. They are a beautiful, strong option to restore one or more missing teeth. In fact, dental implants are as close as you can get to a real tooth. By combining a sturdy, biocompatible metal implant with a beautiful, custom-made restoration, dental implants will restore your missing tooth with a natural, functional replacement, and no one will be able to tell the difference.
The “root” structure of an implant is composed of biocompatible titanium. "Biocompatible" means that the body will accept the titanium implant as a natural part of your body and integrate with it, giving you a sturdy foundation for whatever dental restoration you need.
The “tooth” structure of your implant can be made from tooth-colored materials, such as ceramic or porcelain, that have been used reliably in dentistry for years. Whether you need a crown to restore a single tooth or an implant-supported bridge to replace multiple missing teeth, these ceramic and porcelain restorations look and feel natural. They don't even require any special cleaning agents or techniques--just brush and floss normally and visit our West Allis dental office for regular examinations and cleanings every six months.
If you are interested in dental implants, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
- I’m missing all teeth and wear a full uppers and lowers, but I can’t tolerate my lowers. Will I need an implant for every tooth I am replacing on the lower jaw?
- My upper dentures are fine, but my lowers are constantly a juggling act when I try to eat. Can I have implants on the lower and keep a full denture on top?