The bone/titanium interface creates a strong foundation for artificial teeth. And since implant components are manufactured from metal or Zirconia, they are impervious to dental decay. In addition, implants can help prevent the progressive bone deterioration that occurs following the loss of teeth.
As an educated consumer, you should be aware that there are more than 40 implant systems currently available in the US. Many of these systems do not have an established track record, and their success rates may thus vary. At Esthetic Dentistry Specialists, we only utilize implants from the premier manufacturers, with documented long term success rates. Our practice philosophy is to focus on quality rather than cost.
As good as they are however, implants are not without limitations. In highly demanding situations, it may be more difficult to achieve ultimate esthetic results with implants and alternative techniques should be considered. It is important therefore, that your dentist possess the knowledge and skill to evaluate and maximize the esthetic potential of implant therapy; and the experience to conversely avoid the misrepresentation of therapeutic outcomes. For more information please visit: Academy of Osseointegration