The placement of dental implants is a surgery and that comes with inherent risks. Dentists have been installing dental implants for several decades now, and the technology has advanced by leaps and bounds.
Implants are now very sophisticated devices designed and placed by highly trained dental professionals like Dr. Nicholas F. Gardner of Gouverneur, NY. As of right now, dental implants are one of the strongest and most reliable ways to replace missing teeth.
Benefits Of Dental Implants
Dental implants restore your smile by replacing missing, damaged, or infected teeth, allowing patients to eat, speak and smile with confidence and in comfort. Implants are durable — their roots are a titanium screw — and can last a lifetime with only minimal adjustments or none at all. Because they are embedded into the jawbone tissue using a screw, implants stay secured while stimulating new bone growth, preventing bone loss.
Risks Of Dental Implants
Just like with any other surgery, there are possible complications that could occur. However, problems with a dental implant are rare and usually minor and easily repaired. Risks include:rs:
- 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 Dr. Gardner means that your implant procedure has a much smaller risk of issues.
Some potential implant recipients may have suffered bone loss in the jaw along with whatever damage cost them their natural teeth. Bone graft surgeries may be necessary for these patients. These additional surgeries involve harvesting healthy bone from other areas of the body and replacing it on the patient’s jaw at the site where the tooth is missing. Here, it will eventually fuse to the existing bone, strengthening the jaw enough to support the implant. As these are additional surgeries they come with their own risks and complications such as infection, more discomfort and longer recuperation time.
The Success Rate Of Dental Implants
Dental implants generally have a success rate of about 95% but this rate can vary depending on factors such as the patient, the dentist, the number of implants needed, and the methods used.
However, when performed by a skilled dentist like Dr. Gardner, using cutting edge technology, they are inherently safe. When patients practice routine dental hygiene and receive regular dental examinations to keep the surrounding jaw, gums and teeth healthy, implants can last for decades.
Dental Implants in Gouverneur, NY
If you have lost teeth or have teeth that are severely damaged, implants may the dental restoration option you need to have the smile you can be proud of. For patients in the Gouverneur, NY area, please call (315) 203-1772 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gardner today!