When you combine clinical trials and extensive research results with personal patient experiences, the success rate for dental implants is virtually off the charts. For more than 25 years, dental implants have been the treatment option of choice for replacing one or more missing teeth.
From the perspective of the implant dentist, the implant is the closest simulation to a natural tooth. The titanium post that anchors to the jaw bone is highly compatible with the human body. The physical connection between the implant and the bone can virtually stop bone loss. The versatility of the restorations that are placed on top of the implant can enable the dentist to create tooth replacement solutions ranging from a single crown to an entire denture! After five years, most dentists report the implants to have a success rate greater than 98%.
From the patient’s perspective, it can be devastating to lose even a single tooth. The damage to your confidence, health, and appearance are noticeable immediately. By having a dental implant placed, most patients enjoy the renewed sense of security that comes with having a full set of teeth. By restoring the chewing ability, implants can improve your diet and allow you to enjoy the foods that you love. Smiling and laughing without inhibition is a factor that contributes to the success rate of the implant.
Many patients also report a high rate of satisfaction based on the permanent and conservative nature of the implant. Since the implant is anchored to the bone, there are no removable parts or special cleaning instructions. There are no special pastes or brushes required for normal maintenance. Once in place, the implant can be cared for as though it were a natural tooth.
Unfortunately, these are factors that are difficult to measure in a clinical trial. The overall satisfaction with the procedure from the implant dentist and the patient perspective may be critical to your decision to choose an implant. It’s nice to know that there is a solution that has positively impacted the lives of millions of patients, with more patients choosing implants each day. Dr. John M. Hucklebridge, your implant dentist in Plano, is excited to share the benefits of implants with you. Why not schedule an appointment today?