The Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

Pros & Cons of Dental ImplantsDid we get your attention with that headline? The truth is that, thankfully, there are rarely any “cons” or negative aspects of dental implants.

The success rate for dental implants, when performed by highly skilled specialists, is more than 98%, and that remaining 2% statistic for the procedure is usually attributed to identifiable factors like oral bacterial infection (usually attributed to heavy smokers or those individuals with difficult-to-treat diabetes), or complications associated with very limited amounts of bone support. When those factors are identified and controlled, re-treatment almost always creates successful outcomes!

We are so confident in our implant procedures, we eliminate the financial risk of failure (which is unusual anyway). If an implant fails to heal properly, we will replace it at no charge.  If we can’t replace it (or the patient chooses not to replace it), we will write a check refunding the procedure. We also share the financial risk of complications for 10 years after treatment. Please ask our doctors or treatment coordinators for details.

The Positive Aspects of Dental Implants

Dental implants are fabulous, permanent tooth replacement solutions that replace natural teeth. They provide a sturdy foundation for your jaw and overall mouth. You’ll be able to eat all the foods you enjoy, speak clearly and enjoy an improved quality of life. Chief benefits also include that dental implants:

  • look and function just like natural teeth
  • can last a lifetime with proper care
  • prevent jawbone loss
  • prevent premature sagging skin and sunken appearance of facial structure
  • restore full bite force
  • require no messy adhesive
  • won’t slip in your mouth
  • keep adjacent teeth from shifting
  • provide improved comfort
  • allow you to speak and smile confidently

How Do Dental Implants Work?

After thorough planning, a dental implant is surgically and precisely inserted into the jaw, acting as a surrogate root for a crown (ceramic tooth replacement) which will be attached to the dental implant via a connector called an abutment.

We can place individual dental implants as needed, or a full mouth “reconstruction” of dental implants with procedures like our TeethToday® and All-on-4™ dental implants. With these full- arch or full-mouth restoration options you leave our office with teeth.

In most cases, nearly all individuals can be considered candidates for dental implants, although heavy smokers and individuals with uncontrolled diabetes or other uncontrolled disorders will need to be specially evaluated.

Contact our office for a consultation with one of our skilled specialists. Regain a better lifestyle and enjoy life once more with safely and precisely placed dental implants!