If you want to replace missing teeth and correct your smile and bite, there is a fantastic solution that’s available to you that utilizes the latest and greatest advancements in dental medicine: dental implants. But how effective are dental implants, and what success rate or failure rate do they have for patients in the long term?
According to a recent study that was conducted by researchers at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in the US, the success rate is pretty good, to the tune of about a 90 percent success rate. However, the success rate, according to the study, also greatly wagers on the dentist who is performing the procedure and their experience.
Common causes for implant failure include: improper care of teeth by the patient, smoking, bruxism (teeth grinding) and the type of prosthesis that’s being used.
To assess the efficacy of the study, researchers used the records of patients who had received full-arch maxillary and/or mandibular supported fixed complete dentures over a period of ten years.
Success Rate of Dental Implants Wagers on Dentist Experience
According to the study, the more experienced that your dentist is, the more successful that you can expect your dental implant to be. The records generic cialis of patients who were treated with 297 implants at the school over the past decade were reviewed and compared.
- 12 percent of implants failed when the dentists had fewer than five years experience.
- Implants were twice as likely to fail if the dentist had completed fewer than 50 implant procedures.
- One-third of patients with diabetes or bruxism experienced failed dental implants.
- 90 percent of the time, overall, dental implants are successful, regardless of risk factor or practitioner experience.
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Interestingly enough, one of our doctors graduated from the same school that fomented this study, Dr. Sweet, who graduated from the Loma Linda School of Dentistry in 2002 (learn more about our doctors).
At Dental Design Studio in Arizona, we are your oral health care partners. With four modern, inviting and relaxing offices in central Arizona to serve you, we can help you maintain your oral health. As dental implant specialists, we are pleased to offer consultations for those who are seeking dental implants to replace missing teeth. Learn more about dental implants.
We also have a unique program where you can get same day dental implants right away. Learn more about same day dental implants.