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Implants in Redlands CA
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements that were first developed half a century ago by a Swedish scientist named Per-Ingvar Branemark. Implants arose from the patient's need to secure loose-fitting dentures. Since the advent of the implant, engineering and enhancements to the implant have enabled dentists to expand the implant's usefulness, including the replacement of missing or lost teeth. Today, implant techniques provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions including:
Single Tooth Replacement
Full Upper Replacement
What are some advantages of Dental Implants?
Provides a more attractive appearance
Improves the ability to chew food naturally
Helps to preserve jaw bone and facial appearance
What are the advantages of anchoring dentures and Dental Implants? Implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. By being permanently fixed in the jaw, the problems normally associated with removable appliances (dentures and partials) are eliminated, including:
The slipping, irritation and pain that can accompany dentures.
The tedious removal for overnight soaking and cleaning.
The application of adhesive cream every morning.
What is the success rate of Dental Implants? Dental Implants have a high success rate between 94% and 98%. If you are a non-smoker with good oral hygiene habits, your success rate could be closer to 100%.
How long will they last? Dental Implants have been in patients' mouths for over 25 years. If patients maintain excellent oral hygiene, regular check-ups and cleanings, their implant should last a lifetime.
Are Dental Implants expensive? Although Dental Implants cost somewhat more than a bridge and usually is not covered by insurance, the longevity and durability that they provide is worth the investment.
Am I a candidate for Dental Implants? Patients considering Dental implants will first receive a thorough evaluation by Dr. Chung who will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If he feels implants might be possible he will either place the implant or send you to an oral surgeon for placement.