WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Permanent solution for tooth loss
Dental implants allow us to permanently replace missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth.
With the help of dental implants, we can fully remedy toothlessness and improve chewing and speaking abilities as well as restore a beautiful smile. Implants can also serve as carriers of a fixed dental bridge or denture.
|Tooth replacement technologies||Flipper||Dentures (partial or full)||Bridge||Implants|
|Longevity||1-3 years||5-7 years||7-10 years||Lifetime|
|Preservation of healthy adjacent teeth||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Transmission of force to:||adjacent teeth||adj teeth/gums||adjacent teeth||bone|
|Prevent bone loss & preserve facial appearance||No||No||No||Yes|
|Requirement for periodic adjustments||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Accelerated loss of adjacent teeth||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
Source: Premium Tooth Replacement , Deutsche Bank, January 26, 2006