Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. The popularity of dental implants is growing every year. Industry estimates show that there are more than 3 million individuals in the U.S. with dental implants, with an expected increase of around 500,000 patients each year.
If the Rare Issue Arises
Since we are regarded as experts, we are often referred patients who have obtained implants elsewhere and, for various unfortunate reasons, the implant has failed or the outcome didn’t meet expectations. While unusual, implant problems can result from gum recession, nerve damage, delayed bone healing, infection and even damage from inadvertent excessive force from grinding. Sometimes the harsh reality is that the implant was simply not placed correctly. The reduced success rates are also more likely among smokers or patients with gum disease, diabetes and perhaps those who have had to have radiation therapy in the jaw area.
Our patient Linda struggled with an implant that had not been placed correctly by another practice. She didn’t want to smile or socialize. She asked around for a reference and was directed to Dr. Ganeles.
Dr. Ganeles saw that the implant had to be removed. He also determined that adjacent teeth were now diseased. A treatment plan was devised, one that Linda would totally understand. During the entire process, Dr. Ganeles ensured that Sylvia always had temporary “teeth” in place, so she never would struggle to eat, speak or smile.
“There’s a lot of things you can do to change yourself on your own, but to change your smile you have to have the right technology and dentist to do that,” says a very happy Linda. “Having Dr. Ganeles along with his technology was the best combination I could ask for!”
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
We’re proud to be considered one of the country’s most respected periodontal practices. We know that issues with damaged, diseased or lost teeth can be solved with the right methods, technology and clinical expertise. To schedule a dental implant consultation, contact us today at 561-912-9993. You do not need a referral from another practitioner.