What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants are the replacement option that most realistically mimic a natural tooth. They do not put any stress on adjacent teeth or require your dentist to alter them to support a restoration. Because they are stand alone restorations, you can easily floss around them like you would a natural tooth. They have the highest long term success rate of any restoration option for missing teeth.
Is the procedure difficult?
The procedure is surprisingly easy. The bone into which implants are placed contains no nerves, so your dentist will only have to numb the gum tissue surrounding the surgical site. Most implants can be easily placed in a one hour appointment or less, and patients are typically impressed by how painless the procedure is. Patients usually find their implant appointment to be easier and more comfortable than most other dental procedures.