Dental implants are one of the most resilient restorations available. They have a success rate of 95 percent, and most patients will find their implants are still reliable decades after getting them. However, no dental treatment is perfect 100 percent of the time.
There are scenarios where a patient is especially vulnerable to dental implant failure.But with help from Dr. Brent Van Hala at One Good Smile, you can be confident in your replacement teeth.
What Causes a Dental Implant to Fail?
The most common explanation for implant failure is peri-implantitis. This is a type of infection that develops around the implant site within the gum tissue. The infection usually develops as a result of inadequate dental hygiene. It can result in implant failure as well as jawbone loss. The best way to avoid this is to continue to brush and floss following the implant procedure.
However, it is also possible the implant is unable to fuse with the existing jawbone. Some patients have low jawbone density, so the titanium post cannot fuse adequately. So you will undergo an examination at our office first to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure. Some patients will need a bone grafting procedure to make their jawbone more viable for a dental implant.
How Does Our Dentist Improve the Likelihood of Success?
Dr. Van Hala increases the chances of success with the REPAIR Implant. This is a highly advanced protocol where our dentist uses laser technology to eliminate harmful bacteria at the implant site. The laser also promotes the growth of healthy gum tissue. This process expedites the recovery time, so ask our dentist about it if it sounds right for you.
What Should You Do Next?
After losing a tooth, there is only one place for people in Hudson, Ohio to call. One Good Smile has helped plenty of patients over the years, and you can be next.
Click here to contact us today and up an appointment.