Dental Implants Changed the World of Dentistry
The introduction of dental implants has changed the world of dentistry and improved the lives of thousands of patients, including denture wearers. Implants have been around for over 50 years and the technology has improved to a success rate of 95%. They can be used in many different ways to aid in the form, function and aesthetics of a patient's smile. The implant is placed in the jaw to simulate the natural root of a tooth. Once the implant is placed, a restoration is connected on top of it, depending on the need of the patient.
In the case of denture wearers, implants provide much more stability. They improve the ability to eat and speak. Sore spots are reduced. Most of all, they prevent further bone loss, maintaining facial structure over the years. Normally, two implants are placed for a lower denture and four implants for an upper denture. As seen in Living Well Magazine.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309