The installation of dental implants is a surgery, and as with any surgery there are accompanying risks. Dentists have been installing dental implants for decades, and the technology has greatly advanced. Implants are now very sophisticated prosthetics designed and placed by highly trained professionals like Drs. Kara Marshall-Roppa and Dominic Roppa of Smile Viera in Viera, FL. Today dental implants are one of the most durable and reliable ways to replace missing and damaged teeth.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants allow patients to eat, speak and smile in comfort and with confidence again by replacing their missing, damaged, or infected teeth with artificial ones. Implants are built to last, with a possible lifespan of decades, needing only minimal adjustments or sometimes none at all. Because they are inserted directly into the jawbone, acting as an artificial root, implants stay secure in your gums while also preventing deterioration of bone tissue and the shifting of other teeth.
Risks Of Dental Implants
As with any other surgery, there are risks and possible complications that can occur. However, problems with dental implants are rare, usually minor and easily resolved. Risks include:
- Infection of the site
- Damage to teeth, blood vessels, or nerves in the surgical area.
- Implant rejection
- Sinus problems
- Material of replacement tooth and potential allergies (usually made of titanium or zirconia)
Working with an experienced and professional dentist like the dentists at Smile Viera means that your implant procedure has a much smaller risk of issues.
Some patients that have been missing teeth for some time may have already suffered bone loss in the jaw. For these patients, bone graft surgeries may be necessary to restore the jawbone tissue enough to be albe to support an implant.
As these bone grafts are additional surgeries they include their own risks and complications such as infection, more discomfort and longer recuperation.
The Success Rate Of Dental Implants
Dental implants generally have a success rate of about 95% meaning they function with no problems and the patients are satisfied 95% of the time. This rate can fluctuate depending on 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 your Smile Viera dentist, they are inherently safe. Titanium implants- which are the current industry standard- may last up to 20 years or longer while other materials, like zirconia, cost more but may last longer.
Dental Implants in Viera, FL
If you have lost teeth or have teeth that cannot be saved, implants may be 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 Dr. Kara Marshall-Roppa or Dr. Dominic Roppa at Smile Viera to see if dental implants can help you have the smile you want!