It’s said, “There are no guarantees…” But that’s not entirely true.
The good news? You can up the reliability factor if you’re aware of what failures to avoid.
Dental implants have a reputation of long-term reliability. It’s why they’ve continued to maintain popularity as a tooth replacement option for over 30 years.
In fact, dental implants have a 95% success rate for a period of up to 10 years. No other tooth replacement treatment compares over the long haul.
The secret to your success
Understanding the technology helps you understand its success.
The implant itself forms the new (replacement) tooth root. It’s typically crafted from titanium.
The screw-like design and shape forms a solid foundation for your new tooth. When placed in the jawbone beneath your gums the tissue integrates with it over time.
Once healing has occurred your crown will placed on top of the abutment. Your crown provides you a new, cosmetic dental treatment that improves your appearance.
Plan for it.
Tooth loss can result from poor dental hygiene. It can also occur randomly, by accident.
Replacing your missing tooth or teeth should be anything but random or unplanned. Dental implants require strategic, careful planning to assure reliability.
Your medical history matters. And it’s important to be as thorough as possible.
The prescriptions you take can have an impact on your dental implant procedure. And so can your use of over-the-counter medications including supplements.
Be prepared to share and discuss your medical details with us during your free consultation. This helps us pinpoint any potential problems that could impact the success of your implant treatment.
A comprehensive examination is important too. X-ray scans are an essential element of this process.
It’s vital to have as much information about your jawbone as possible. The location of your nerves, blood vessels, and sinus cavities will help us understand how and where to accurately place your implant.
This preliminary step also provides us necessary information about the amount of bone that’s available for your dental implant. If bone is lacking, we are prepared to offer a bone graft to assure stable tissue for your implant.
Dental implants have a reputation for success. You can guarantee that yours is no exception by understanding what’s involved and planning for the best possible outcomes.