Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Treatment with Dental Implants
Dental implants have a 95 percent success rate and offer a wide range of oral health and aesthetic benefits. An implant-supported restoration can prevent your teeth from shifting, restore your ability to chew and speak normally, and protect your jaw from atrophy. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with the treatment. Undergoing dental implant surgery at a dental practice committed to patient safety can help minimize your risk. At Ridgewood Dental Associates in Ridgewood, NJ, our team of highly trained professionals uses state-of-the-art dental technology to provide you with the most effective treatment options available. You can discuss the risks and benefits of dental implants with your dentist to determine if an implant-supported restoration is right for you.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implant-supported restorations are the next best thing to having a full set of your own healthy, natural teeth. Dental implants are small posts fabricated from biocompatible titanium. After implant placement, the posts fuse with the surrounding bone tissue to become a permanent part of your anatomy. The posts act as artificial tooth roots, providing incredible stability for your restoration and producing a natural-looking result. Unlike removable appliances, implant-supported restorations stay in place at all times, allowing you to feel comfortable and confident while you chew and speak.
With proper care, dental implants can provide a lifetime of benefits.
Dental implants can also improve your oral health. Since implant-supported restorations replace the roots of your teeth as well as the crowns, they protect your jawbone against the tissue recession that follows tooth loss. With proper care, dental implants can provide a lifetime of benefits.
Possible Dental Implant Risks
All surgeries pose a certain degree of risk. Implant placement surgery is no exception. While this procedure has a success rate of 95 percent, possible risks associated with dental implants include:
- Implant rejection
- Infection at the implant site
- Sinus issues after upper jaw placement
- Injury to surrounding teeth, blood vessels, or the jaw
Complications with dental implants are rare. When they do happen, they are typically mild and treatable. There are certain conditions that increase the possibility of implant failure, including smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, osteoporosis, and significant radiation exposure. It is important to discuss your full medical history with your dentist before beginning treatment to ensure you are a good candidate for implants.
State-of-the-Art Dental Implant Technology
At Ridgewood Dental Associates, we do everything possible to minimize the possibility of complication by using our advanced dental technologies at every stage of treatment. Our team partners with Straumann®, the worldwide leader in dental implants, as well as other trusted companies. to ensure we have the most up-to-date technological options.
Using our Planmeca ProMax® 3D Plus scanner and Straumann coDiagnostiX™ software, we can design precise, accurate treatment plans and surgical guides. We can also fabricate your restoration on-site, allowing us to control every stage of your treatment.
Restore Your Smile
If your smile is affected by missing teeth, dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement. However, it is important to understand the risks and benefits of implant-supported restorations before electing to proceed. For more information about dental implants, contact our office online or call us at (201) 383-5181 today.