Of all the new dental technologies to become popular over the last decade or so, dental implants — a form of permanent, cosmetic dentures — are one of the most beneficial. Dental implants have an astonishing 98% success rate, and can help prevent a number of dental complications among people who have lost one or more teeth.
Yet a new type of dental implant could make them even more beneficial for patients by allowing them to detect potential dental problems at their earliest stages.
According to a July 10 Pioneer News article, this implant could actually help prevent dental complications from happening by identifying and fixing them earlier, greatly reducing damage to one’s gums and bones as a result.
This is fantastic news for the 3 million Americans who currently have dental implants and for the 500,000 Americans who get new implants each year.
The research, conducted at the Implant Centers of Excellence in the UK, found that patients with these new types of dental implants are more likely to perceive complications such as fractures, loose restorations and occlusions early on than their dentists are.
How can this be possible? It’s a combination of the new dental technologies of this implant and the fact that patients are naturally very observant of their new prosthetic teeth.
“A dental implant is a foreign body like a prosthesis, which requires regular observation,” Dr. Frank Strietzel, an oral health researcher at Charity Medical University Berlin, explained to the Pioneer News.
There’s no denying the importance of a beautiful, healthy smile. An amazing 99.7% of Americans say they believe the smile is one of the most important social assets, and 75% of us think an unattractive smile can negatively impact our careers, so it’s vital to keep your smile in top shape. Investing in a dental implant is one of the best ways to do so.
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