Dental implants are a comprehensive solution to replace missing teeth. Implant treatment not only restores aesthetics, but gives you a stable, strong, and well-functioning bite. Dr. William T. Schlosser recommends dental implants due to their versatility and durability. To shed some light on implant treatment, we present the following answers to patients’ commonly asked questions.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
Implant placement has a 95 percent success rate across the United States. The success rate in our practice is near 100 percent.
Ideal success rate is achieved when patients have healthy bones and gums. Establishing bone and tissue health before implant placement and maintaining good oral hygiene provides the best environment for implant treatment. Careful planning and execution of these sophisticated biomedical devices is crucial.
Who can or should receive dental implants?
Any person who has a matured jaw and meets the following necessary oral health requirements may obtain implant-supported restorations:
• Adequate bone density
• One or more missing teeth
• Do not want or cannot wear traditional dentures, partials, and bridges.
Are dental implants safe?
Treatment is proven to be safe for qualified patients. Unlike dentures, implants do not negatively impact the bone or increase the risk of decay. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, consult with your primary doctor before proceeding with implant surgery.
What are the treatment steps for most dental implants?
Dental implants must be done in the following steps: insert the post into the jawbone, allow time for healing, attach the abutment and restoration. Additional healing time may be necessary if you underwent any preparatory procedures such as a bone graft.
The first surgery is the placement of the biocompatible post into the bone so the two may integrate and create a stable foundation for your tooth replacement. The second being the actual attachment of the abutment and prosthetic to the dental implant. Each section of treatment may have a designated healing time depending on your dental needs.
Who can perform the implant procedure?
Any dentist may technically place implants, but it is important to do research on the facility you wish to receive treatment from. Dr. Schlosser has gained a reputation as a leader in implant dentistry in Central Illinois, using proven materials and collaborating with trusted labs and oral surgeons to ensure the best possible implant experience.
Contact William T. Schlosser, DMD, LTD, if you have any questions or concerns regarding dental implants. We can help you achieve a beautiful and comfortable smile.