12 Fun Facts About Dental Implants

12 Fun Facts About Dental Implants

Fun Facts About Dental Implants

Even people who take care of their teeth well by practicing fully-fledged oral hygiene are prone to tooth loss. 36 million Americans have no teeth and over 120 million others have at least a single missing tooth. When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are one of the best solutions. They will make you smile in a way that you can impress your friends and family. Dental implants are more prevalent than ever at Sisko Dentistry in Tallmadge, OH due to their durability and effectiveness. Below are 12 fun facts that might convince you to get dental implants, if you are not considering them already. 

1. Dental Implants Have A Long History

Ancient dental implants have been traced back to around 600 AD when tooth-like pieces of shell were hammered into the jaw of a Mayan woman.

2. Dental Implants Are Good For Your Teeth

Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth. 

3. Dental implants are constantly evolving

The first dental screw implant was placed in 1937 and since then they have changed drastically. 

4. The AAID Was Formed In 1951

In 1951, a small group of dentists who were successfully placing dental implants

formed the American Academy of Implant Dentistry to share their knowledge on the practice of implantology.

5. Modern Implants Are Made From Titanium

In 1952, Swedish orthopedic surgeon P.I. Branemark discovered that titanium naturally fuses with the bone, eventually switching his focus from mouth to hip and knee. Titanium is the same medal found in aircraft, bicycle frames, and other high-performance products. 

6. Modern Dental Implants Have A Long Track Record

Modern dental implants have been used successfully for more than 30 years. They are the strongest and most natural-looking treatment available to support replacement teeth. 

7.  Millions Of People Have Used Dental Implants To Improve Their Smiles

3 million Americans are already experiencing the benefits of implants. This number is growing by approximately 500,000 annually.

8. Certain Dental Inventions Date Back To The 18th Century

In 1790, American dentist Josiah Flagg constructed the first chair made for dental patients which included an adjustable headrest and arm extension to hold dental instruments.

9. Dental Implants Have A High Success Rate

When performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry. These new teeth feel, look and function naturally making them a popular dental procedure.

10. Dental Implants Require The Same Oral Hygiene As The Rest Of Your Teeth

Dental implants do not decay but they do need the same routine care, checkups, and cleanings as natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and mouthrinse are essential parts of good oral hygiene that prolong the lifespan of your implants. You should visit your dentist every six months for dental exams and cleanings as well. 

11. Dental Implants Have To Be Replaced Less Often

Properly cared-for dental implants can last decades, while many other alternatives such as dentures and bridges, need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years. 

12. More insurance companies are recognizing the long-term benefits of dental implants. 

An increasing number of insurance companies have started to provide some coverage for dental implants recognizing their long-term benefits. 

Should I Replace My Missing Teeth With Dental Implants?

Candidates for dental implants need to have healthy gum tissues and sufficient bone density in the jaw. If you have suffered bone loss, advances in diagnostics and bone reconstruction, including bone grafting, have made it so that most patients can still receive implants successfully. 

At Sisko Dentistry, we only want what’s best for our patients. If dental implants aren’t the right solution for you, we’ll do everything we can to find a treatment that will leave you with a smile you can be proud of. We have 30 years of experience in cosmetic treatments, restorative or general dentistry, and/ or emergency dental care, so you can be sure you’re in good hands. If you’re considering any of these services, give us a call at 330-633-9510 and we’ll help you determine which procedure is right for you.


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