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The use of dental implants to replace sagging or severely damaged teeth has increased considerably in recent years. With dental implants, you can eat, laugh and live as if they were your natural teeth.
Dental implants are the strongest and most durable dental replacement option available today. Each prosthetic technique has its strengths, however, a dental implant lasts longer than a fixed or removable prosthesis. If the implant is properly cared for, it can last a lifetime. In addition, cleaning and maintenance are much easier as there is no need to take it off and put it on. By not being hooked on any tooth, such as a dental bridge, we also avoid extra effort on a healthy tooth.
While dental implants have great advantages over other methods of prosthetic dental restoration, you may be wondering “are dental implants as strong as teeth?”. The quick answer is Yes, dental implants have a similar resistance to natural teeth. However, this situation varies greatly depending on individual dental health, bone strength and the current strength of your natural teeth.
The dental implants are surgically attached to the jaw through a titanium structure. After a period of healing, a process called osseointegration occurs, which involves the permanent adhesion of the implant to the jaw bone. The strength of the jawbone and the ability of the bone tissue to integrate with the implant directly influence its strength and stability.
Unlike dental implants (attached to the bone), natural teeth are attached to the gums by ligaments. Therefore the teeth can have some movement, while dental implants should not move at all. In some contexts, your dental implant could be stronger than your teeth.
The main way to keep your dental implants healthy and strong is to keep your gums and jaw healthy and strong.