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Success Rate of Dental Implants

The success rate for implants is quite commendable with ninety eight percent for lower implants and ninety one percent for upper implants. Studies have shown that the general success rate of dental implants is between 75%-95%; this explains why it is the most preferred teeth restoration technique. The success rate of dental implants is largely related to the skill of the Dentist who places it. You should take it upon yourself to find out how you can obtain the services of a good dental surgeon. Not all dentists can perform dental implants; check out for all the information about dental implants from the internet, dental implant centers, your local dentist could also provide you with literature materials on teeth implants. This is an important aspect and should be taken seriously so as to guarantee satisfactory results.

Almost everyone who has been having routine dental care can successfully use implants. However, before going for an implant, you should obtain approval from your dentist or the general physician on your health status. People who suffer from complications such as heart problems, low bone density, blood conditions, low immunity, abnormal levels of blood sugar, hypertension will have to be treated with special care to avoid the occurrence of serious general health risks.

It is upon the oral surgeon to ensure that the patient has enough bone and gum tissue to provide a foundation for the implant to be placed. This is done during the first appointment and the surgeon will carry out an evaluation to assess the quality and quantity of the bone tissues. It is after this stage that the dental surgeon will prepare a treatment plan for the patient. For patients who do not have enough bone tissue, bone grafting will have to be done; this is an additional surgery to increase the bone tissues for the implant. This stage is critical to the treatment as it ultimately ensures the success of the implant.

The patient should follow the instructions of the surgeon on after-care and avoid any activities that may cause infections, during the surgery; all equipments should be sterilized to avoid external infections. After the implant has been placed, the patient should ensure that oral hygiene is adhered to; smoking together with other unhealthy practices that may lead to the failure of the implant should be avoided.

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Dr. Bruno Silva
Founder and Principal Dentist, Brighton Implant Clinic.