March 21, 2016
Dental implants are by far the best choice you can make in tooth replacement. They closely mimic the function of natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with ease once again. Dental implants enjoy a high success rate (from 90 to 95 percent, in fact) and, when cared for properly, they can be expected to last the wearer’s lifetime. There are some factors that may influence the success of dental implants, and knowing what they are can help you to make the best decisions for your oral health. Keep reading to learn more about keeping your dental implants healthy from the team at Metropolitan Periodontics & Implantology today!
Factors Affecting Dental Implant Success
While the dental implant failure rate is small, it can still happen — but there are some things you can consider to help your dental implants succeed. We’ve listed the top reasons for dental implant failure below.
#1: Smoking and Tobacco Use
You already know it’s bad for your health, but tobacco use of any kind is also a major reason for dental implant failure. Tobacco decreases blood flow to your mouth, making it more difficult for your jawbone to fully fuse with the dental implant. Not only that, but smoking is also a big risk factor for gum disease, a leading cause of adult tooth loss and dental implant failure.
#2: Underlying Health Conditions
Patients with uncontrolled diabetes and other health conditions that affect the immune system may experience dental implant failure when their jawbone cannot recover from the initial implantation. You should fully discuss your health history with your implant dentist before undergoing the dental implant procedure to ensure you’re a good candidate for the replacement option.
#3: The Type of Dental Implant
Many dental offices promise dental implants in just one day — and while this can be a wonderful option for some patients, these same day smiles are not for everyone. When they’re not the best choice but are performed anyway, these one-stage dental implants have a high risk of failure. Trust Dr. Rynar and his team of experienced implantologists to make the right recommendation for you and your smile.
Questions? Talk to Us Today
If you’d like to learn more about your candidacy for dental implants in Livingston, Madison or Morristown, or if you’ve got an upcoming procedure and would like information on ensuring the success of your dental implants, please don’t hesitate to call Metropolitan Periodontics & Implantology. We’ll discuss your treatment with you to make sure you fully understand what’s going on with your smile replacement, every step of the way.
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