What are the benefits of a dental implant?

Firstly, there is a very high success rate with dental implants, which is currently around 90 to 95%, on average. These figures do vary according to which part of the mouth is being treated. The upper jaw is more difficult to treat than the lower jaw and so this is reflected in the success rates.

Teeth replaced in the front of the upper jaw enjoy a success rate of 90 to 95%, so not much lower than the overall 98%.

The back part of the mouth – both upper and lower jaw has the lowest success rate, coming in at 85 to 95% but this is still high.

Conversely, the front section of the lower jaw enjoys the highest success rate of all, at 98%.

Other benefits include:

  • Reduces the risk of bone loss
  • Function as well as natural teeth
  • Easy to clean - just like natural teeth
  • Do not alter your natural tooth structure
  • Fit in well with your natural teeth

Another advantage is that they don’t move around or are ill-fitting as compared to dentures. Dentures are a popular replacement for natural teeth but some people do find them awkward or difficult to get used to. In those cases, an implant can be a better option.

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