Reducing Risk Of Dental Implant ‘Failure’

added on: June 17, 2013

Although dental implants have one of the most successful rates of all ‘implant in bone’ procedures, there can be failures and/or complications. However, like any procedure performed on the human body, there are ways to reduce risk factors.

Over the years, I’ve seen tremendous developments made in implant dentistry. Some are well-suited for people who have experienced severe bone loss. Some types are appropriate for those who want ‘immediate’ placement of teeth. While most implant systems and placement techniques have been highly successful, naturally a few have proven to be less than ideal. Implant success often begins with the appropriate selection of implant type.

For example, when an implant is placed, it must be positioned at a proper depth in the upper or lower jaw bone. This gives the implant the same, secure foundation as that of natural tooth roots. The upper jaw is bordered by wide sinus cavity areas. The lower jaw bone has a nerve that runs through it horizontally. Dental implant placement must be to a precise depth and angle in the existing bone so these areas are not compromised.

Considering that the absence of natural tooth roots in the jaw initiates the process of bone ‘resorption,’ (shrinking of bone mass), knowing which types are best requires specific training and skills.

Begin with a consultation to discuss your goals for tooth replacement. After a thorough examination of your mouth and review of your medical and dental history, we will recommend the type of implant and number you’ll need to accomplish your preferences while achieving an optimal outcome.

Dental implants are a wise investment and a benefit to your oral and overall health. Pursue treatment as an informed consumer and you’ll enjoy a lifetime of confident, comfortable smiles as a result! Call to schedule a free consultation: 1-866-9-Smiles. (Also, ask about Summer Specials that include free oral sedation!)