The most Natural Replacement for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are often the preferred treatment option for missing teeth as they preserve bone structure and allow you to maintain a healthy diet.
Advanced Implant Training
Dr. Zolot has received extensive training in the most advanced dental implant placement techniques. He utilizes the computer-guided techniques to ensure your implants are placed with precision accuracy. You can be assured that you will receive the highest quality implant care available at our practice.
The Success Rate of Dental Implants
After their healing period, the success rate of dental implants is between 94% and 98%. If you are a non-smoker with good oral hygiene, the percentage is closer to 98%.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
The discomfort involved with receiving a dental implant is similar to that of having a cavity filled. It is often done under local anesthesia and patients generally experience little discomfort after the procedure.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants become fixed to the jawbone. Though the life span of a dental implant will vary with each patient, many have lasted for over 30 years. With good oral hygiene and regular cleanings, dental implants should last a lifetime. In contrast, the average life span of a traditional fixed bridge is between 10-15 years.
A critical question in determining whether an implant can be placed is, "Is there enough bone to support the implant?" Fortunately, advanced bone regeneration techniques now make it possible to place many more implants than just 10 years ago.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implant treatment begins with an evaluation by your general dentist who will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. If he feels dental implants might be possible, he will send you to a periodontist for a placement evaluation.
For More Information
The following sites will provide you with more information on dental implants:
- MissingTeeth.org website for the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness (IDIA).
- Academy of Osseointegration - Frequently Asked Questions
- American Academy of Periodontology Article:
Dental Implants: Teeth That Look and Feel Like Your Own
- American Dental Association - Implants