Dental implants are an investment in your future—a literal financial investment in your future happiness. It’s normal to be concerned about the security of your investment. Dental implants have a very high success rate and can, with proper care, last up to twenty years.

For most people, dental implants are a very successful treatment, and the efficacy of the procedure has been proven time and time again. However, there are some cases where it doesn’t work out as planned.

What would prevent dental implants from being successful?

When the post is inserted into your jawbone, it needs to fuse to the existing bone. However, this process can sometimes take longer than expected or fail. This can be repeated, though. If you do not have the bone density to support implants, you may need a bone graft or to explore other options.

Your dentist will talk to you about your likelihood to see success and will discuss any factors that may prevent you from achieving the desired results.

Factors that contribute to the success or failure of dental implants

  •         Age
  •         Bone density
  •         Dental hygiene and oral health
  •         Lifestyle habits (i.e. smoking, diet, overall wellness)
  •         Location of the implant

Implants are an investment

With proper care and high-quality materials, your dental implants could last you up to twenty years! Therefore, do your research. Your dental implants will cost you a lot. That’s no secret. And just as you would with any investment, you should always look closely at the quality of the service you are buying.

Dentistry is a service, not a commodity. And dental implants are not a commodity that you want to scrimp on. Instead, to get the most out of your implants and to make sure that you have the highest chance of success, you should search for a dentist who meets your needs and has a high rate of success.

Treat your dental implants as a service and an investment in you. Find a dentist willing to invest as much of their care in you as you invest in your implants.

Your dentist matters

Finding the right dentist is essential to the success of your dental implants. Essentially, the factor that you should be most concerned with when considering the efficacy of dental implants is the specific dentist you’re choosing. Your dentist’s training, experience, past success, and materials and lab sources are going to have the biggest impact on your success.

Talk to your dentist about their patient philosophy, their past success or failures with dental implants, and the labs and materials they use. You know that you deserve the best, and you can’t afford to make an investment that isn’t in your best interest. Find a dentist you trust.

Don’t be afraid to get what you ask for, and don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. Dental implant success is dependent upon a lot of factors, but for the large majority, dental implants are a highly-successful, long-lasting treatment for missing teeth.

If you would like to know more about how dental implants can improve your quality of life, call Dr. Carmona at 512-250-9444 to schedule your consultation.

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