The Remarkable Success Rate of Dental Implants

dental patientDental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or support a full arch of dentures. Implant dentistry allows patients to achieve unrivaled stability in their prosthetic teeth while also preventing bone loss in the jaw. At Montevallo Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer complete implants dentistry, which includes surgically placing your implant as well as attaching your implant restoration. Our office can even handle your dental implant repairs – although implant failure is quite rare!

Understanding the Dental Implant Process

Teeth can become severely damaged or lost by trauma, disease or infection. While we make every effort to save your natural teeth, there are times when extracting the tooth is best. Unlike other teeth replacement options, dental implants allow you to replace both tooth root and the tooth. Dental implants involve a titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone, which acts as an artificial tooth root. Over time, the implant fuses to the jawbone and a custom dental restoration can be placed on top. Depending on your specific needs and goals, your implant restoration may include a crown, bridge or overdentures.

Can Implants Be Repaired?

Dental implants carry an exemplary success rate over nearly 98%! However, they are not immune to damage or failure. If your dental implant begins to feel or look differently, we want to know about it at Montevallo Family Dentistry. Whether it has been days or years since your dental implant placement, we can help you regain optimal function and comfort in your prosthetic teeth. In most cases, it is only the implant restoration that needs repair rather than the implant itself. For your peace of mind, however, our dentist is qualified to perform repairs for dental implants that are failing due to loss of surrounding bone improper prosthetic loading or occlusal trauma (grinding or clenching) and other factors.

If you have dental implants, you’ve made a top-ranked investment for your smile as well as your overall well-being. While dental implant problems are not common, you can trust Montevallo Family Dentistry to help you if they should occur. Call our office today!

Posted on behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry