Dental implants are among the most successful procedures in dentistry. The studies show a success rate of 95 percent for lower jaw and 90 percent for upper jaw. The lower implantation has the highest success rate for dental implants because of the density of the bone, there’s more to work with.
Other factors that have an impact on success are pre-existing dental or general health conditions or the position of the replaced tooth. If you are a heavy smoker, we would advise you to give up smoking before undergoing the procedure because smokers statistically face a higher risk of implant failure. Other high risk candidates are patients with diabetes, hemophilia or immune deficiencies and rare instances, patients with chronic bruxism.
As I have noted in other articles the value of implants is significant with respect to bone retention and actual functionality, and they are not susceptible to the formation of cavities. So as long as you engage in good oral hygiene, i.e. with brushing, flossing, and regular hygiene procedures, the chances of peri-implantitis should be avoidable.
Key factors in minimizing dental implant complications are the selection of an experienced prosthodontist and implantologist who specialize in implant dentistry, careful pre-operative treatment planning and proper after-care and oral hygiene. If you would like to know whether you are a candidate for implants please feel free to call for a free consultation.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
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