A dental implant is designed to replace a missing tooth. It is an artificial tooth root that is embedded in the jaw, It functions as a natural tooth, promotes better hygiene, stimulates the bone, and preserves the right masticatory function.
Success or failure of an implant depends on the health and oral hygiene of the patient. Implants can last as long as 15 years or more according to studies. Oral implants have a very high level of success.
Most of the patients say “that was much easier than the extraction of a tooth.”
Dental implants DO NOT COST much more than an average 3 tooth bridge. A bridge will have to replaced on average every 7-15 years, dental implants most likely never need to be replaced.
Implant usually takes 3-4 months on average. A bridge 3-6 weeks. It is a short term sacrifice for a long term benefit!