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Keys to Dental Implant Success

March 19, 2015

The top 4 factors that can affect the success of your dental implant procedure

Keys to Dental Implant SuccessIf you are missing one or more teeth, you should be very interested in dental implants. This is the single best treatment for missing teeth from an oral health perspective. Why? Because only dental implants replace the entire structure of the missing tooth, including the root. This helps to prevent problems with bone loss that would otherwise occur if you did not replace your missing teeth or if you replaced them with bridges or dentures.

However, getting dental implants is a lengthy and costly procedure, so naturally if you are considering dental implants you will want to make sure you find an expert oral surgeon and dentist to help you. Dental implants are over 95 percent successful when provided by experienced oral health professionals who can ensure the following 4 vital factors are considered in your treatment.

Healthy Bone

First of all, your dentist must ensure that you have healthy bone structure in the area of the missing tooth. If your bone structure is not very healthy, you may require additional surgeries to rebuild it before you can be considered a good candidate for dental implants. While high bones density is desirable, dental implants have a good track record of success even in areas of low bone density, so long as the bone is healthy.

Correct Implant Placement

The titanium implant pegs that will be used to support your replacement teeth must be placed properly for the implant to be successful. An experienced oral surgeon will have no problem with this part of the procedure. If you are getting an implant-supported denture, it is important that the implant sites be chosen properly to form a secure and stable base for the denture.

Sufficient Recovery Time

The reason dental implants are such an excellent replacement for missing teeth is that bone will actually fuse with the titanium implant pegs in a process called osseointegration. Of course, this process does take time. If the process is rushed and implant crowns are placed too soon, the healing tissues could be prematurely exposed to stress from biting and chewing, which may negatively impact the outcome of the procedure. It is best to wait 2 to 4 months before having your permanent implant crowns placed, and avoid putting stress on your temporary crowns during this time.

High-Quality Crowns

Finally, you need to be sure your dental implants are topped with a high-quality crown if you want your dental implants to be totally satisfying both functionally and aesthetically. At California Dental Group, we use digital scanning equipment to help us order the exact right size of crown and we work with a high-quality dental lab for all our fabrications, so we are able to put the best possible finishing touches on your dental implant.

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