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3 Important Reasons Why Dental Implants are Highly Successful

March 15, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_carter @ 1:19 pm
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One notable thing about dental implants is that they rarely fail. In fact, the procedure has a success rate of 95%! What makes this tooth replacement method so reliable? In truth, there are a number of factors that help ensure that you’re able to keep your implant posts for as long as possible. Below are 3 reasons why dental implants are very successful for re-completing smiles.

1. Careful Planning

Precision matters when it comes to dental implants, which is why the planning stage of the treatment is very important. Your dentist can use a cone beam scanner to create a comprehensive three-dimensional model of your mouth and jaw. With the help of this model, narrowing down exactly where the implant posts need to be inserted is much easier.

Additionally, your dentist will need to evaluate the quality of your jawbone in order to confirm that you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Denser bone tissue equals a much higher chance of success. If a lack of bone density is identified, it can be corrected with bone grafting.

2. Expert Placement

The training of the dentist or oral surgeon who places your dental implants can make all the difference for the procedure’s odds of success. As such, many dental practices will refer their patients to local specialists for dental implant surgery. However, some dentists are able to handle implant placement in-office.

When looking for a dentist who places dental implants, you’ll want to check to see if they have any implant-related training or credentials. It’s important to make sure that you’re putting your smile in the hands of a true expert.

3. Easy Maintenance

If you want your dental implants to last as long as possible, you need to be able to take good care of them. Poor oral hygiene could lead to gum disease, which is a major risk factor for dental implant failure. The good news, though, is that maintaining dental implants is relatively simple.

Unlike traditional dentures, which require specialized cleaning products, dental implants can be given the same care as your natural teeth. This means brushing them at least two times a day, flossing daily, and avoiding bad habits like nail-biting. The fact that dental implants are so easy to keep in good condition goes a long way toward explaining why they can remain successful for decades.

More and more people are discovering the benefits of using dental implants to replace their missing teeth. If you have empty space in your smile that needs to be filled, schedule a consultation with your dentist today to find out if dental implants are right for you.

About the Author

Dr. Bruce E. Carter is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He has completed advanced training in implant dentistry and has earned a Mastership from the International Dental Implant Association. He can perform the entire dental implant process from start to finish at his Lawrenceville practice, Transforming Smiles. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Carter, visit his website or call (770) 995-7616.

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