How Successful Are Dental Implants?
By markplatt on August 27, 2014
There are many problems that are associated with tooth loss. While the aesthetic issues of missing teeth are obvious, that is just the tip of the iceberg. Missing teeth threaten a patient’s entire oral health and can negatively impact the strength and structure of the teeth and jaw bone. While prompt treatment is advisable, it is also important for patients to carefully consider treatment options. One of the most recommended treatments for missing teeth is dental implants. Although the upfront cost and time for treatment is greater, dental implants are the most durable, stable, and convenient anchor for dental restorations, making them an ideal option for many of our patients. When performed on ideal candidates and by a skilled oral surgeon such as those at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, our Montgomery patients can also benefit from dental implant success rates that are extremely high.
How Successful Are Dental Implants?
When considering the success of dental implants, it is difficult to give an exact answer as to how successful this dental treatment is. There are many factors that will affect the ultimate success of surgery. Some aspects of surgery that are important in determining whether dental implant treatment will be successful include the following:
- The number of dental implants being placed
- The materials used in the dental implants
- The location of the dental implants
- Characteristics, such as health and lifestyle choices, of the patient undergoing treatment
- The surgeon performing the oral surgery
- The at-home care and professional follow-up of treatment
When all of the above factors are ideal, dental implants are a success for up to 98 percent of patients. Not only that, but if proper care continues, the majority of patients who experience successful results of dental implant surgery will benefit from these results for a lifetime, without ever having to repeat treatment.
At Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, it is our goal for all patients who undergo dental implants treatment to experience successful results. In order to help ensure that this is the case, we take many precautions, which include:
- Careful candidacy consideration
- Use of advanced dental implant techniques
- Skilled dental implant specialists
We consult each of our patients prior to treatment and discuss oral health, general health (and history), as well as oral habits and oral hygiene routines, on top of performing an oral exam, to determine if a patient is an ideal candidate for treatment. In addition to our strict candidacy requirements, we use the most up-to-date dental implant techniques and materials of the highest quality. Both of which increase the odds of successful treatment. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we use the most experienced oral surgeons. As opposed to many general dentists, who occasionally perform dental implants treatment, our oral surgeons are true experts in the field who specialize in dental implants treatment.
Schedule an Appointment
For those patients who are candidates, dental implants offer a long-lasting foundation for dental restorations that are also comfortable and convenient for patients. If you have missing teeth and would like to know if dental implants are right for you, schedule an appointment at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates at your earliest convenience. We look forward to helping you restore a strong and beautiful smile.
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