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If you are considering dental implants to replace missing teeth, it is important to look at several factors before making your final decision. One significant consideration is to examine the dental implants success rate when determining if dental implants are right for you. 

Learn more about the dental implants success rate and what factors influence dental implant success as a tooth replacement option. 

 

Dental Implant Success Rate

Currently, most research shows a 90% to 95% dental implants success rate. Only around 5% to 10% of dental implants fail. This high success rate is due to modern dental implant materials, placement procedures, and design advances. 

Dental practices like the Digital Dental Implant Institute (DDII) use state-of-the-art technology to create custom dental implants to replace your missing teeth. Using the DIOnavi system, your DDII dentist ensures that your dental implant procedure runs smoothly. This reduces your risk of dental implant failure due to unforeseen complications. 

 

 

Factors That Influence Your Dental Implant Success Rate

Several factors may cause an infection or immune response leading to implant rejection. The main factors which influence dental implant success are:

  • Gum disease
  • Jawbone density
  • Smoking
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Medical conditions
  • Inexperienced dental surgeon

People with gum disease are typically disqualified from receiving dental implants until the condition is sufficiently addressed. Smoking has been shown to increase dental implant failure rates by up to 20%

Before receiving dental implants, people with poor jawbone structure or density may have to undergo additional procedures, such as a bone graft or sinus lift. People with autoimmune conditions, such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, may experience a larger failure rate than is commonly reported due to reduced biocompatibility between the implant post and the body. 

Poor oral hygiene is another cause of dental implant failure. Maintaining a healthy dental hygiene routine is essential for dental implant success and longevity. Failing to brush and floss twice daily may lead to peri-implantitis infection. Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory condition that can result in bone loss, reducing the strength of the structures supporting the implant.

Finally, undergoing the procedure with an unqualified dentist can increase the risk of dental implant failure. When an experienced dental surgeon performs using modern computer-guided technology, you reduce your risk of implant failure.

 

How to Prevent Dental Implant Failure?

tooth implant successful surgery gosfordTo avoid preventable dental implant failure, you can take several steps. The first is to follow all your dentist’s post-op instructions. This may include eating soft foods and resting with your head elevated until your implant site is healed. 

Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes to remove bacteria that cause gum disease. You can also rinse with a saltwater solution after eating and as part of your oral hygiene routine to eliminate food particles and bacteria from the implant site.

The best way to ensure your dental implants remain in good condition is to visit your dentist regularly. With regular dental visits, your dentist can monitor your implants and help you address any concerns you may have following the procedure. Regular visits can also help you keep your dental implants clean and in good condition to increase their longevity.

 

Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation

To learn more about what can influence your dental implants success rate, contact DDII to schedule a free dental implant consultation. Book your appointment online or call us on (02) 4058 2836 today.  

 

 

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

 

 

Resources

What to know about dental implant complications and failure
https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-implant-problems

Dental implant procedure
https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/dental-implant

Factors affecting the survival rate of dental implants: A retrospective study
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5774056/

What is the success rate of dental implants?
https://connect.aaid-implant.org/blog/success-rate-dental-implants

Smoking and dental implants
https://www.jispcd.org/article.asp?issn=2231-0762;year=2012;volume=2;issue=2;spage=38;epage=41;aulast=Kasat

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