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How Are Dental Implants Stronger Than Teeth?

December 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — mdentistryindy @ 4:21 am

Tooth and dental implant on blue backgroundThere isn’t anything quite like your real teeth, but dental implants come in a close second. Dental implants revolutionized tooth replacement because they mimic the natural structures of your teeth. A dental implant replaces your tooth from the root up, but how do they compare to the strength of your natural teeth? Dental implants can be stronger in many ways, and here’s how. 

Dental Implants Are Designed to Last

Teeth are supposed to last for a lifetime, but 120 million adults in the U.S. are missing at least one. Whether from decay, infections, trauma, or other issues, teeth don’t always last for as long as they should. 

On the other hand, dental implants are proven to last for 30 years or longer with the correct care, like brushing and flossing. They have over a 95% success rate and can restore up to 70% of your natural biting force. With good oral hygiene and regular dental care, you should never need to budget for replacements. 

Dental Implants Can’t Get Cavities

Tooth decay is the most prevalent oral health condition, despite being preventable. At least 92% of adults will experience tooth decay, but you don’t have to worry about cavities if you have dental implants. 

Although any remaining natural teeth will still be at risk, your dental implants aren’t vulnerable to cavity-causing bacteria. It’s still important to moderate sugars and starches to keep your mouth healthy.

Dental Implants Don’t Break

A dental implant consists of 3 parts: an implant post, an abutment, and a restoration. The implant and abutment are made of titanium, which is strong and biocompatible. It’s very unlikely your implant post will break or fracture. However, your restoration will experience wear and tear like real teeth. Therefore, it will need to be replaced about every 10 years. You can get the most from your restoration by moderating hard and chewy foods.

Invest in the Benefits of Dental Implants

Whether you’ve lost a single tooth, several teeth, or all of them, dental implants are a sound investment. They are the only treatment to mimic both the tooth root and the crown, providing results that look and feel natural. You’ll enjoy a long-lasting solution for tooth loss. 

About Dr. Corey Martinez

Dr. Martinez earned his dental degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has completed advanced education in oral surgery, endodontics, and many other advanced services. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and many other professional organizations. Request an appointment through his website or call (317) 659-9335.

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