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Sep
15

What Are the Chances My Dental Implant Could Fail?

Posted in Dental Implants

Dental implants are valuable investments. The value they add to your smile is simply priceless!

Whether you’ve recently gotten an implant or are thinking about having one placed, you’re doubtless concerned with making it last.

A Successful History

Generally, dental implants have a success rate close to 98%.

This ranks dental implants among the most predictable dental procedures out there! Because an implant is an artificial root that is inserted into bone, it sounds like a drastic surgery. In reality, the procedure is fairly quick and simple. Extensive planning helps the procedure to be safe and successful.

Why Do Some Implants Fail?

Implants are usually made from titanium – a metal with properties that help your body accept it as its own. This metal is widely tolerated by the human body and is used in other kinds of implants and transplants. Titanium allergies are extremely rare, but a true allergy could be the reason an implant fails.

A dental implant cannot get cavities like a natural tooth will. But it can still collect plaque that causes gum irritation.

Gum irritation usually leads to gum disease. Because the gums and bone around an implant are different from those around a natural tooth, the inflammation is more serious. This inflammation is called “periimplantitis.” Periimplantitis, if not controlled, will lead to the implant losing its hold in the bone.

Making Your Implant Last

You play an important part in your implant’s chance for success! A routine of excellent oral hygiene will keep you implant clean and your gums healthy. Visit your dentist on a regular basis for dental checkups to make sure your implant stays strong.

Posted on behalf of:
Dentistry of Highland Village
3651 Weslayan St. #208
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 360-7700

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