Are you missing one or more of your permanent teeth? Missing teeth can affect your oral health as well as your self-esteem. While removable dentures and bridges may be used to replace missing teeth, these options are temporary and have considerable drawbacks. Dental implants, on the other hand, have been shown to be up to 95 percent successful over a period of five years, and can last for decades when they are properly cared for. Implants are placed by your dentist in or on your jaw bone, depending on how much bone you have. Maintaining your dental implants involves sticking to a normal oral hygiene routine of good at-home care and regular visits to your San Jose dentist . Take a look at this infographic courtesy of your cosmetic dentist at Comfort Dental to learn more about dental implants and to find answers to common questions on the topic. Please feel free to share this info—and your smile—with your friends and family!