Dental Implant Success Rate
Here at Joe Radakovich DMD in Portland, OR we believe that all of our patients deserve to be educated on what’s going on inside their mouth. We also believe that it is extremely helpful to our patients when they understand the pros and cons of procedures that they are interested in. When you understand all the aspects of the procedure that you are going to have, you are armed with the most powerful tool – knowledge. Dental implants are easily one of the today’s greatest modern-day dental advancements. The ability to fully replace missing teeth with functional and aesthetically pleasing prosthetics is an amazing advancement.
How do dental implants work?
A dental implant replaces the root of the tooth with a screw that is made of titanium which is surgically placed into the bone of your jaw. The titanium post will be left to heal, and the bone in your jaw will grow around it, integrating it into your bone structure.
Why are dental implants so successful?
The success of the implant relies on our ability to place the implant properly, the quality of the materials used, and you allow it to recover successfully. The success of the implant also relies heavily on making sure that your oral health is good.
The role of healthy bone
If we need to perform procedures before placing the dental implants to bring your oral health to a place where success is more likely, we will let you know. Many patients who have gone without teeth for an extended time experience significant bone loss. Bone loss in the jaw occurs when the jawbone stops receiving feedback from teeth that are lost. Dental implants rely on lots of healthy bone to support them.
The role of healthy gums
Similarly, the success of dental implants relies on healthy gums to be successful. If you suffer from periodontal disease and have experienced significant tissue loss, we will recommend a soft tissue graft to make sure that your mouth is healthy enough to support dental implants.
What are the benefits of dental implants
Dental implants are great tooth replacement options because:
Even though dental implants are a spectacular way to replace teeth, they aren’t the correct solution for every scenario. There needs to be enough bone mass in the jaw for us to reliably place dental implants, and if you lack in that, we may have to perform a bone graft to make you eligible for dental implants. The cost of dental implants can make them hard to justify in some cases, although the cost of dental implant placement procedures and solutions is going down every year.
How can I get dental implants?
No matter what the case, we are always trying to find ways to ensure the long-term success of all of the dental implants that we place. When you choose Joe Radakovich DMD, you can rest easy knowing that we are the very best! Call us today at (503) 455-4673 to schedule your dental implant consultation.
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