Separating Fact from Fiction in Dental Implant Treatment

As long as you’re in relatively good health and not in the midst of a dental disaster, including advanced, untreated, periodontal disease, then you’re likely a candidate for dental implants.  This is why we recommend dental implants above all other tooth replacement options.  Still, some hesitate. 

When we ask why, they tell us they are concerned about possible risks and worried about the success rate.

In today’s blog, we’ll discuss this. We’ll talk about potential complications and shed light on the overall success rate of this transformative procedure.

First, let’s do a little myth-busting:

  1. Dental implants have a high failure rate.

FALSE: While implant failure can occur, it’s rare and often preventable with proper care and maintenance.

  1. There can be some pretty serious complications.

FALSE: For most patients, dental implants heal with minimal pain and zero complications.  

The truth is that dental implants have a high success rate, but for the sake of being thorough, let’s discuss complications that can occur.

  • Like any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection following implant placement. However, with diligent oral hygiene and post-operative care, the risk of infection is minimal.
  • Implant failure can occur if there is inadequate bone density to fuse with the implant. Fortunately, at Bowman Dental, your dentist will conduct a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, and the structure of your jawbone to ensure you have adequate bone material to place the implant.  
  • In ultra-rare cases, patients may experience bone loss around the implant site. This will compromise the implant. This can occur due to peri-implantitis, a condition similar to gum disease that affects the tissues surrounding the implant. Again, this is extremely rare.

The Likely Outcome of Dental Implants

The majority of dental implant procedures are successful, resulting in restored function and aesthetics. In fact, dental implant procedures are among the safest and most effective surgical procedures you can have.

With the type of planning, meticulous surgical technique, and care you get at Bowman Dental, paired with the post-operative instructions we recommend, our patients routinely achieve the smile they’ve been dreaming of in less pain and with less hassle than they imagined possible.

When you choose dental implants with Bowman Dental, you can expect the following:

  • Improved Oral Function: Dental implants function and feel like natural teeth, allowing patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.
  • A Smile you can be proud of: Implants look natural. They blend seamlessly with the natural teeth and preserve facial contours.
  • Natural-looking teeth for life: Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care, offering a permanent solution to tooth loss.

If you’re considering dental implants, give us a call to schedule a free consultation with our experienced team. During your consultation, we will address any concerns you may have, discuss your treatment options, and develop a customized plan tailored to your unique needs and circumstances.

Don’t let misconceptions stand in the way of restoring your smile and oral health. Contact us today to take the first step towards a brighter, healthier smile you’ll love for decades to come.

Give us a call today at 603-605-0036.

We look forward to helping in every way we can and can’t wait to see you smile!

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