Implant resources for you
In the U.S., 35 million people are missing teeth. Dental implants are the best, long-term solution to fixing this issue. In fact, they have the highest patient satisfaction rate with 84% of Aspen Dental dental implant patients being highly satisfied with their new smile after completing treatment.
From replacing a single tooth to transforming your entire smile, dental implants preserve your natural facial structure. Fully customizable, they’re the best long-term solution to restoring missing teeth.
The connector keeps the crown in place on top of your implant, so your new teeth look as natural as your original ones—if not better.
Dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people suffering from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. They are artificial tooth roots placed into your jawbone to support replacement teeth and to restore the look and function of your smile.
When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone, which is why they’re the strongest restoration option, second only to natural teeth. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, and can last 25 years or more.
They’re comprised of 3 pieces:
Implant: The implant itself is a titanium screw that acts as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
Connector: This is a permanent but removable component that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth in place atop an implant.
Crown: This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants. For individuals who experience or do any of the following, dental implants may not be for you due to challenges you could face with healing, jaw bone density and more.
Uncontrolled chronic diseases like diabetes or autoimmune disorders
Heavy smokers, or those who consume excessive alcohol
Insufficient bone density in your jaw can also make it difficult for implants to properly integrate
Individuals undergoing radiation therapy
Individuals taking certain medications that affect bone health
No matter what you’re experiencing, a thorough evaluation by a dental professional is crucial to determine if you have the necessary oral health, overall health and bone structure to support successful implant placement. Make sure to consult your local Aspen Dental implant expert for a prognosis and treatment plan that best fits your needs.