Dental implants might sound like some futuristic solution to missing teeth. But they’ve become part of mainstream dentistry, and are available at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX.
Most patients have a lot of questions about dental implants, once they seriously begin to consider them. Are they experimental? Safe? Painful?
Like we said, they are considered mainstream. Dental implants as we know them today have been around for decades, and humans have actually been tinkering with permanent replacement teeth for thousands of years. Modern implants were made possible by the discovery that titanium fuses with bone. Once they do, the post – which is the actual implant – provides a rock-solid support for one or more replacement teeth.
As to safety, dental implants have a success rate of greater than ninety percent. Cases of rejection are rare. Future generations of implants are expected to be even better.
Most patients report being comfortable during the implant procedure itself. It involves minor surgery, though, and mild discomfort afterward is common. We can prescribe medication to manage it.
Most patients are delighted with, and even amazed by, their dental implants. They prevent bone loss, restore chewing ability, and restore smiles. Call us at Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls and Brady TX to learn more. Patients from Burnet, Kingsland, and Meadowlakes come to us for implants and other restorative dentistry services. Call for an appointment today!
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