Advantages of Implant Dentistry
Dental implants are stronger and more durable than their restorative counterparts bridges and dentures. Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Additionally, implants may be used in conjunction with other restorative procedures for maximum effectiveness. For example, a single implant can serve to support a crown replacing a single missing tooth. Implants can also be used to support a dental bridge for the replacement of multiple missing teeth, and can be used with dentures (known as implant dentures) to increase stability and reduce gum tissue irritation. However, candidacy for implantation still varies, meaning that Dr. Steven Poulos will need to determine if you should opt for an alternative restoration.
Success Rates of Dental Implants
Dental implants are among the most successful procedures in dentistry. There is no guarantee that an implant procedure will be successful, but studies have shown a five-year success rate of 95% for lower jaw implants and 90% for upper jaw implants. The success rate for upper jaw implants is slightly lower because the upper jaw (especially the posterior section) is less dense than the lower jaw, making successful implantation and osseointegration potentially more difficult to achieve. Lower posterior implantation has the highest success rate for all dental implants.
Steven Poulos DDS & Sid Stevens DDS will evaluate your needs during an initial consultation and talk with you about your options. For most patients, dental implant procedures have extraordinary success rates and significantly improve form and function of the teeth with permanent results.
Contact My Scottsdale Dentist
For more information on dental implants, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to talk more about this procedure, please contact My Scottsdale Dentist today.