There’s nothing quite as nice as a warm, healthy smile. However, as with most things involving your body, it’s quite difficult to get it! Teeth are amazing, complex features of your body. They need constant care and professional attention to achieve the proverbial healthy smile most of everyone wants.
This is, however, easier said than done, and the statistics prove it. Nearly three million Americans have dental implants, and every year about half a million more Americans have dental implant procedures done on them. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) has found that a whopping 69% of American adults between ages 35 and 44 have lost at least one tooth due to an accident, gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health problems.
However, there is nothing wrong with dental implant procedures. In fact, dental implants are healthy, safe, and can last a lifetime. Several scientific studies have shown that dental implants have a success rate of 98%. The screw thread implant happens to be the most successful given its stability and proven track record but there are plenty of other options to consider. Dental implants happen to be one of the most popular gum disease treatment out there today.
Dentists and periodontists around the country are hard at work installing implants for adults (and in some cases, even children). The screw thread option takes a few months but is well worth the wait. How does it work? First, the dentist implants the screws into the jawline. The patient must wait three to six months for the jaw to accept and imbed the implant. Once it does, the dentist goes ahead and installs the actual tooth on top of the screw. If done correctly, the procedure is permanent and patients can enjoy the implant for the rest of their lives.
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