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What are Dental Implants?


Posted on 3/22/2021 by Dr. Nick Raptou
What are Dental Implants?American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) reports that at least 78% of Americans will have at least one cavity when they reach 17, and about 156 million are missing a tooth. The dental implant market makes between $1.1 billion – $1.5 billion in the USA, which is a little over 92% of the global implant market revenue.

What Are Dental Implants?


Dental implants are artificial teeth that look and work like regular teeth. They are becoming an increasingly common option in dental care as a replacement option for missing teeth.

A dental implant surgery places a screw-like fixture inside the jawbone. Over the next few months, the area heals while the fixture merges with the bone to become fully integrated. With existing technology, this is the closest we have come to imitating the natural teeth, and with time, we are continuously increasing the success rate of implant integration.

Tips to Remember if You Are Getting Dental Implants


Like any other surgery, dental implant surgery also requires the patient to adopt care routines to help their body heal effectively. If you are considering getting a dental implant, below are a few tips you should keep in mind:

•  Eat soft foods post-surgery untilyou have healed completely.
•  Do not bite nails or try to chew ice.
•  Maintain oral hygiene. Brush your teeth, use mouthwash and floss to keep your teeth clean.
•  Drink plenty of cold fluids to help the area heal more quickly.
•  Do not drink alcohol or smoke as it will hinder the healing process.

Deciding to get an implant requires careful consideration. If you have already gone through all required information and decided to get a dental implant, visit Dr. Raptou and at Raptou Family Dental.

If you are still undecided, considering your options, or looking for more information about dental implant surgery, call us today at (614) 427-0449to schedule a consultation. Our team will be happy to help you out.

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