Dental Implant Success: The Odds Are In Your Favor

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During consultations at Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore, we are often asked about the success rate of implant placements.

In case you are unfamiliar with dental implants, first, let’s review what they are.

What is a Dental Implant?

A tooth implant is a permanent replacement tooth root. It is inserted into the jaw and eventually meshes with the jawbone. This provides a durable, sturdy base for a porcelain crown or denture.

Implants:

  • Are durable and unmovable
  • Blend perfectly with your natural teeth
  • Help you speak and eat normally
  • Prevent bone loss that can occur when a tooth is extracted
  • Prevent the issues associated with dentures

Evaluating Dental Implant Success Rates

Now let’s discuss success rates.

Perhaps someone told you that dental implants have a high failure rate. Or maybe you read a success rate on the internet that seemed too good to be true.

We all know that a single number can’t portray a true picture of the success rate of any dental procedure.

Whenever you hear a finding, look at the following:

  • What is the source?
  • How was the rate determined?
  • What were the factors?

In the context of dental implant success rates, this is how you would apply the questions:

Does this statistic come from a trusted source, for example, a clinical trial? What were the conditions of the research? Did the study include general dentists? Or was it restricted to dental implant specialists?

Dental Implants Are A Proven Tooth Replacement Option

The dental implant procedure studies under real-world conditions have found a five-year success rate of 98%.

If you are contemplating dental implant surgery, be aware that at Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore, we only recommend surgery for men and women who are good candidates. This helps us maintain a nearly 100% success rate. (Which we are very proud of, by the way.)

Dr. Ken Moore is a dental implant specialist. At Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore, we have carried out hundreds of dental implant procedures.

Wouldn’t you rather have a dental implant specialist instead of a general dentist who only does an implant procedure periodically?

There are several things the patient can do to help ensure a successful procedure.

  1. Follow post-placement surgery directives.
  2. Practice proper oral hygiene—keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy.
  3. Don’t chew on hard foods or other items. If you grind your teeth, obtain treatment.
  4. Have a twice-yearly dental exam and cleaning.

If properly cared for, an implant can last the rest of your life. We hope you have a very long and happy one!

Now, denture wearers have an amazing new tooth replacement option.

 

Contact Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore:

812-332-1405

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

219 E. 17th St.
Bloomington, Indiana
47408

 

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