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The Secret to the Success of Dental Implants

December 1, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — thedentalspot @ 9:24 pm
Dentist pointing to model of dental implants

If you’re struggling with tooth loss and looking for a solution, then you’ve likely heard on more than one occasion that dental implants are the ideal option. After all, they hold an impressive 95% success rate – even higher in some cases! But what exactly is the secret to their success? If you’ve wondered the same thing, then keep reading.

An Inside Look at the Success of Dental Implants

Dental implants come with numerous benefits, from their lifelike appearance to their versatility. However, one of the biggest perks is that they have a phenomenal success rate, ensuring patients can smile confidently, chew properly, and communicate clearly for decades to come. There are a few reasons for this. To start, dental implants:

  • Are inserted directly into your jawbone, providing unmatched stability and preserving your bone.
  • Don’t require the surrounding teeth to be altered in any way.
  • Are comprised of durable, high-quality materials, like titanium.
  • Can be easily cared for with the same best practices you use for your natural teeth (i.e., brushing twice a day, flossing daily, etc.).
  • Are built to last a lifetime.

Meeting the Right Qualifications Is Important Too

Another key to the success of dental implants is determining whether a patient is a good candidate or not. During your initial consultation, your implant dentist will conduct an oral exam and learn about your lifestyle habits. With this information, they will be able to determine if something like inadequate bone density or a lackluster oral hygiene routine could potentially compromise your dental implants. Don’t worry though – your dental team will go the extra mile to help you, whether it’s through preliminary treatments or simply helping you get your dental care regimen where it needs to be.

How to Ensure Your Dental Implants Last

One of the most common reasons dental implants “fail” is peri-implantitis, which is a form of gum disease that develops due to unhealthy dental habits. The good news is that taking a proactive approach to the care of your new and improved smile can significantly reduce the chances of this happening to you. The best thing to do is implement the below best practices (if you aren’t already):

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a toothpaste with fluoride.
  • Floss and rinse with mouthwash daily.
  • Visit your dentist biannually for a dental checkup and cleaning.
  • Quit unhealthy habits, like smoking, chewing on pen caps, and using your teeth as tools to open things.
  • Eat a balanced diet filled with nutritious foods.
  • Drink plenty of water.

Dental implants are designed to last for decades – it’s one of the reasons they are so successful! So, if you’re looking to replace one, a few, or an entire arch of teeth, then don’t hesitate to ask your dentist if dental implants are right for you.

About the Author

After earning his undergraduate degree, Dr. Bradford Plasha earned his dental doctorate at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Throughout the years, he has continued to pursue continuing education. In fact, he has completed extensive training on dental implants and is a Fellow in the International Dental Implant Association! If you’re interested in getting dental implants, don’t hesitate to schedule an initial consultation via his website or by phone at 484-559-6094.

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