The Success of Dental Implants
Thanks to our 25-years of experience the vast majority of our dental implants are both successful and long lasting.
Failure of dental implants is a rare occurrence.
However, there can be numerous reasons why dental implants would fail.
Dental implants are beneficial for cosmetic and functional reasons. However implants can be prone to fail if the correct procedures are not followed during and after treatment.
“Dental Implants are a long-term, permanent teeth replacement solution and have a 95% success rate. If taken care of properly Implants can often last between 10 and 25 years.” Dr Sam Jethwa
Success of Dental Implants is dependent on correct and continual management of certain risk factors associated with obtaining treatment.
It can be detrimental to ignore these risk factors and not take care of teeth implant treatment. Dental implants are completely safe.
Risk factors that reduce success of Dental Implants
- Smoking. This prevents and inhibits healing around the implant especially when the surrounding gum tissues become infected.
- Previous history of gum disease. This predisposes you to future disease if your oral hygiene has not been maintained.
- The design, manufacture and surface of implant. There are so many different types of teeth implant systems on the market, that the type of dental implant chosen must be done so with extreme care. You need to have the correct system that is compatible with your mouth.
- The experience of the clinician placing the implant. You will be pleased to know that we have hand-picked the clinicians that do our Implant work. You can be reassured that you will be in safe hands at all times. Our Implant Team follows strict protocols of safety and patient care.
- The design of the teeth (crown, bridge and denture). This is where the experience of the dentist comes into play. Our cosmetic dentists and general dentists will carefully devise an appropriate Treatment Plan of action that is suitable for your specific circumstances. Incorrect design of the actual artificial teeth can put unnecessary pressures on the supporting implants. We are careful to look at this in detail.
- Continued Maintenance (annual maintenance recommended). This is where the dentist is able to check that there is no deterioration of any treatment that you may have had done. We need to make sure that we can intervene immediately the moment we notice any such deterioration. This may be in oral care or with the tooth implant itself. We also recommend annual radiographs (x-rays) to check for any deterioration inside the bone. Your dentist will advise you.
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Why dental implants are right for you
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