The installation of dental implants is a surgery and there are risks like there are with any procedure. Dental implants have now been an option for tooth replacement for some time now, and the technology has advanced significantly since its’ inception. Today’s implants are very sophisticated prosthetics designed and placed by highly trained professionals like the dentists of Smile Dental Group of East Lancaster, CA. Dental implants are now one of the strongest and most reliable methods of replacing missing teeth.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants are surgically embedded in the jaw to replace missing, damaged, or infected teeth. This allows patients to eat, speak and smile in comfort and with confidence. Implants are extremely durable and can last a lifetime, often with only minimal maintenance. Because they are rooted into the jawbone using a screw, implants stay secured while you eat and brush your teeth, all the while preventing bone loss that can occur when teeth are missing.
Risks Of Dental Implants
As with any surgery, there are possible complications that can occur. However, problems with dental implants are rare and are usually minor and easily repaired when they do occur. Risks include:
- Infection of the site
- Damage to teeth, blood vessels, or nerves at the surgical site
- Rejection of the implant
- Sinus problems
- Potential allergies to the material of replacement tooth (usually made of titanium or zirconia)
Working with an experienced and professional group of dentists like at Smile Dental Group means that your implant procedure has a much smaller risk of issues.
Along with whatever damage cost them their natural teeth, some patients that have gone without teeth for a significant time may also have lost bone tissue in the jaw. For these patients, it may be necessary to graft healthy bone tissue from other places of the body to the jaw to give the implant healthy bone to bond with. As these are additional surgical procedures they have their own risks and complications such as infection, more discomfort and longer total recuperation time.
The Success Rate Of Dental Implants
Dental implants generally have a very high rate of success — about 95%. This rate can vary depending on the patient, the dentist, the number of implants needed, the methods used, and other factors.
However, when working with a dentist experienced in the installation of implants like the professionals at Smile Dental Group, they are inherently safe. Titanium implants, the current industry standard, can last up to 20 years or longer. Other implant materials like zirconia cost more presently but can last even longer.
Dental Implants in East Lancaster, CA
If you have lost teeth or have teeth that need to be removed, implants may the option to help you restore your smile. For patients in the East Lancaster area, please call 661.302.4416 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a Smile Dental Group dentist to see if dental implants can help you have the smile you want!