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Why Do Dental Implants Have High Success Rates?

There are a number of medical procedures where patients will naturally want to know about success rates, and the world of dental implants is no exception. Luckily, almost no matter how you define the term for a dental implant, these procedures have an extremely high success rate – but these rates can be impacted by certain important factors both within and outside your control. 

At Bynum Aesthetic Dentistry, we happily provide both dental implants and numerous other oral care services for patients around South Carolina – and we’re happy to detail success rates and all the related factors that go into them for any of our procedures. Here are some basics on why dental implant procedures have high success rates, plus the factors that can impact these rates. 

Why Dental Implants Have High Success Rates

Even while noting that the term “success rate” may be defined somewhat differently depending on the medical procedure in question, one simple fact remains for dental implants: These procedures have incredibly high success rates. In fact, some experts estimate that the success rate for dental implants is around 95% to 98%, meaning only a small minority of patients will experience any issues at all after undergoing this process.

Furthermore, many patients are able to keep their dental implants for decades with proper care, making them a highly durable and successful option for tooth replacement. This is due in large part to the materials used in modern dental implants and the advanced techniques used by trained professionals.

Factors in Dental Implant Success Rate

While success rates for dental implants will be high no matter what, there are some individual factors that can play a role in just how successful a given implant procedure may be. Some of the factors within your control include:

  • Quality professional expertise: Firstly, and perhaps most importantly, the expertise of the dentist or oral surgeon performing your dental implant procedure will have a huge impact on its success rate. Make sure to choose a highly trained and experienced professional like those at Bynum Aesthetic Dentistry.
  • Sufficient bone density: One factor that your dentist will evaluate before recommending dental implants is whether you have sufficient bone density in the jaw to support them. If not, they may recommend a bone graft or other additional treatments.
  • Overall health: Patients with certain medical conditions or lifestyle habits, such as smoking, may have slightly lower success rates for dental implants (but still relatively high overall). Your dentist can discuss this with you in detail.
  • Proper care: As mentioned, proper at-home care for dental implants is crucial for long-term success. This includes regular brushing, flossing and check-ups with your dentist.

As you can see, there are many factors that contribute to the high success rates of dental implants. By taking care of these factors and choosing a trusted professional, you can have confidence in your decision to get dental implants as a long-term solution for tooth replacement. At Bynum Aesthetic Dentistry, we’re here to provide all the information and support you need for any of our dental implants or other dental procedures – contact us today to learn more.