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.
- Both of my parents have worn complete dentures for many years, as have my grandparents. Recently, I lost two of my teeth. Does this mean that I will eventually have to have dentures?
- I lost my upper back teeth on one side and have gone for years without doing anything about it. My sinuses always seem to bother me more on that side than on the side that I have back teeth. Could these problems be related to one another?