If you have missing teeth and are considering dental implants as a tooth replacement option, you’re most likely wondering how long they last. Dental implants have proven to be the best long-term option for missing teeth and a much better alternative to dentures or natural tooth bridges. While there is no guarantee that dental implants last forever, they have consistently maintained a high success rate, with on-going studies showing between 95-98% reliability in a surgical specialists hands. Just as important as expertise of the doctor completing surgery, routine maintenance and lifestyle after treatment are critical factors to long-term success.
Dr. Anderson is a board-certified periodontist with years of specialized training earning her masters in the field and experience in dental implant surgery. Considered an expert in both periodontics and dental implants, she’s the most qualified to provide treatments such as gum disease therapy and bone grafting to restore proper oral health and prepare your mouth for surgery. Using today’s modern and minimally invasive surgical technology, she can better provide successful treatment.
Factors that Influence Dental Implant Success
An important factor in the longevity of dental implants is the quality and volume of bone to provide adequate support for new teeth. Dr. Anderson uses high-quality 3D CBCT imaging technology to accurately evaluate these structures and determine if bone grafting is needed before implant placement. Providing the healthiest and strongest foundation for dental implants better postures their long-term success.
Another influencing factor is gum disease, an infection of the gum tissues that leads to bone loss and exfoliation of the dentition. As a periodontist, Dr. Anderson is an expert in gum disease and will be able to restore health to your gums and bone before placing dental implants if indicated. Her goal is to set your mouth up for long-term success after dental implant surgery. By utilizing state-of-the-art technology like 3D guided surgical procedures, Dr. Anderson reaches the highest level of precision and accuracy.
Late failure of dental implants can generally be attributed to the maintenance and lifestyle habits of the patient. Poor oral hygiene and smoking can significantly contribute to risk of implant loss. Home care and routine professional maintenance are critical to ensuring the gums and bone around the dental implant(s) remain as healthy and strong as possible.
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Interested in talking to Dr. Anderson about dental implants? Contact Anderson Periodontal Wellness at (248) 480-4910 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anderson for dental implants in our Office in Bloomfield Hills, MI.