The dental implant procedure is a surgery, and as with any surgery there are inherent risks. Dentists have been placing dental implant for years now, and the technology has advanced. Implants are now very sophisticated devices designed and placed by highly trained professionals like Drs. Dominic Roppa, Kara Marshall-Roppa and Dr. Amiee Bachman. As of right now, dental implants are one of the most reliable and long-lasting ways to replace missing teeth.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants replace missing, damaged, or infected teeth, giving patients the ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence and in comfort. Implants are durable and will usually last a lifetime,sometimes with only minimal adjustments or even none at all. Because they are embedded into the jawbone, implants stay secured without slippage- a common problem with dentures- all while preventing bone loss like your natural root would.
Risks Of Dental Implants
There are risks to the procedure as with any surgery. However, problems with a dental implant are infrequent, usually minor and easily repaired. Possible complications can include:
- Infection of the site
- Damage to teeth, blood vessels, or nerves in the surgical site
- Implant rejection
- Sinus problems
- Allergies to material of replacement root (usually made of titanium or zirconia)
Working with an experienced and professional dentists like the team at Smile Viera means that your implant procedure has a much smaller risk of issues.
If the patient has been missing teeth for some time they may have suffered bone loss in the jaw bone. Bone graft surgeries may be necessary before the implant process can begin. This procedure involves harvesting bone from other areas of the body and replacing it on the jaw where it will eventually fuse to the existing bone. This creates more stability to support the implants. Since these grafts are additional surgeries, they have their own risks and complications including infection, more discomfort and longer recuperation.
The Success Rate Of Dental Implants
Dental implants generally have a success rate of about 95%. This rate varies depending on the health and adherence to aftercare of the patient, the dentist, the number of implants needed, the methods used, and other factors.
However, when working with dentists experienced in the installation of implants like at Smile Viera, they are inherently safe. Titanium implants- the most commonly used- can last up to 20 years or longer. Other materials like zirconia cost more but may last longer.
Are Implants Right For Me?
If you have lost teeth or have teeth that cannot be repaired, implants may the dental restoration option for you. For patients in the Viera FL area, please call (321) 614-3833 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Drs. Roppa, Marshall-Roppa or Bachman to see if dental implants can help you have the smile you want!