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How Successful are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are designed to last for a lifetime. A dental implant has increasingly becoming a valid option rather than an exotic option for those who are suffering from the tooth loss. It is now considered to be one of the greatest advances in the field of dentistry and one of the most successful approach as far as tooth replacement systems are concerned.  There are few reasons for its increasing popularity:

How Successful are dental implants

1.  A highly predictable approach

2. Takes care of aesthetics meticulously and functional tooth replacements

3. Lasts for decades

4. Can replace single or multiple teeth, or even all teeth in the upper or lower jaws.

5. Maintains the jawbone hence facial contours

6. Do not require adjacent teeth to extend additional support

7. Not subjected to tooth decay

Long-Term Stability

The long-term stability of dental implants depends on a number of factors. For instance relative mouth tissue health, medications taken and dental habits post operation impact osseointegration. The process of forming an intimate bond with human bone is known as osseointegration. The best long-term success rate can only be assured after full consideration of patient’s oral and medical health.

High Endurance

Dental implants are one of the greatest advancements in the field of dentistry. Like a natural teeth, they can withstand all the daily use and are vulnerable to all the issues that would destroy the real teeth. Like any accidents knock out the natural teeth, same can happen with them as well. Apart from gum diseases and other physical problems, there are other affiliated problems of unconscious teeth clenching, and other biting stress.

Success of Dental Implants                 

The success of dental implants fundamentally rests on the titanium, a special surface characteristics that allow the bone to integrate with the surrounding bone that provides support to the set of prosthetics teeth or new crown. With the technological advancement, it has reduced the healing time.

Although judging the success rate of dental implants versus the success of endodontic treatment is not based on the same metrics which make it complicated to compare the two systems distinctly. But when modern advancement to save teeth is taken into account, then the real success rate from both the procedures can be turned into something comparable.

Some studies that have successfully compared the success rate of bridges to individual crowns on teeth has demonstrated that it is more successful to replace a single missing tooth with an implant and crown. These studies have further highlighted that the success rate of bridges has decreased considerably over a period of time in contrast to the dental implants. And as far as complications are concerned, then there are fewer in case of dental implants as compared to bridges.

Hence while considering the factors of the general health of the patient, quality and quantity of the bones available, the number of teeth replaced and the type of replacement teeth, numerous studies in the documented clinical results have demonstrated that the dental implants have a success rate from 95% to 98%. But the subjective value of keeping natural teeth is something out of the measurement of any particular metrics.

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