Long Term Benefits of Dental Implants
By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
July 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Dr. Jason Cohen of Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, provides patients with dental implants to replace missing teeth.

So, what more is there to know about dental implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic oral appliances made of a titanium post that replaces missing tooth roots when inserted in gums. Your dentist administers an anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable. After inserting the titanium post, Dr. Cohen seals the surgical area so the titanium post fuses with the rest of your jawbone in about 3-to-6 months. You need to visit your dentist every so often to ensure everything is going according to plan. After the designated time period, the dentist inserts a crew and fastens a crown that matches the rest of your teeth.

Good candidates typically have good oral hygiene, appropriate bone density, and people who don't smoke or drink alcohol. People need dental implants because they lost a single tooth or multiple teeth because of a sports injury, extreme tooth decay or genetic issues where people are born with missing teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • They can last your whole life as long as you maintain proper oral hygiene to avoid/prevent cavities that can destroy the dental implant.
  • Implants are biocompatible, which means your body doesn't reject the titanium post.
  • Dental implants have a 95% success rate, making it one of the most successful treatment options.
  • Implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth to restore simple activities like eating or speaking.
  • They are comfortable because they don't slip out of your mouth.

If you'd like to learn more about dental implants, then contact Dr. Jason Cohen of Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, by calling him at (734) 283-1263 today.