There are so many advantages to tooth implants. It is a permanent solution to tooth loss that is durable and stable compared to the alternatives such as conventional dentures, crowns or bridges. The implant generally prevents further bone loss, which may lead to additional tooth loss. Implants make it easier to speak and most definitely, eat. They also fit naturally and when done right, look better cosmetically than their alternatives. And they also improve your oral health by making it easier to clean between teeth and they do not require destroying nearby healthy teeth in order to be installed.
- Permanent and durable
- They are more cost effective over many years
- Natural and comfortable and functional – like regular teeth
- Require the same maintenance of regular teeth, i.e. floss
- Don’t require modifications to adjacent teeth
- 90 to 95%+ success rates
The risks are minimal as problems and causes of failure are rare and are often easily treated. The risks include but are not limited to: the bone not integrating with the implant, bleeding, the crown becomes loose or a lack of proper oral hygiene. Every patient is unique and therefore, success rates depend on a number of factors including the size and strength of the jaw bone and where in the jaw the implant is placed, but overall they are well above 90% (up to 98% if they are properly cared for) and are always improving. More specifically, the success rate is around 90% for the upper jaw and 95% for lower jaw implants. This is because the bone in the upper jaw is less dense than the lower jaw which makes successful osseo-intergration more difficult. It is very important to note that these numbers only include patients who were thoroughly assessed and approved for implants by a dentist since they had sufficient bone density and were good dental health. There is a chance of failure even when conditions are ideal.
If our Sandy Springs office you get an all-in-one team.
ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta, GA 30328