How Safe Are Dental Implants?

implant supported denture model

Dental implants are currently the only permanent tooth replacement option available today and have an over 95 percent success rate. But do you still wonder how safe they really are? Dental Implants are actually safer—and healthier—than many other tooth replacement options like dental bridges and dentures. Our periodontist, Dr. Thomas Bissell, recommends dental implants in Chester, NJ as safe and beneficial tooth replacements for patients.

What Makes Dental Implants Safe

Dental implants are made from a titanium or ceramic material that naturally fuses to your jawbone. This process, called osseointegration, takes a few months, but very few patients experience adverse reactions to having an implant placed. Once fully healed, the implant will be as strong and stable as a natural tooth root, able to support one or more lifelike restorations that are indistinguishable alongside natural, healthy teeth.

Tooth Replacement
Dental implants only replace the tooth or teeth that are missing. They do not need other teeth to be prepared (enamel removed) as with dental bridges. Similarly, if you need a full set of teeth replaced, this prosthesis will not rest directly on the gums, as with dentures, and cause jawbone deterioration. It will be securely attached to the dental implants, which provide healthy jawbone stimulation as well.

Implant Surgery
Having an experienced periodontist complete your implant surgery greatly increases the safety and long-term benefits of your dental implants. Our skilled periodontist, Dr. Bissell, specializes in restoring missing teeth with dental implants. Using advanced techniques, he places dental implants into areas of your jaw that offer the greatest level of bone support. With custom restorations, the chance of infection or implant failure is significantly reduced so you can enjoy the benefits of implants for many years to come.

Want to Learn More?
Find out if dental implants in Chester, NJ are the right tooth replacement for you by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Bissell. Call (908) 955-5999 now or request your consultation online.


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