Are Dental Implants Safe in the Long Run?

Are Dental Implants Safe in the Long Run?

Posted by Dr. Kevlyn on Jul 13 2021, 07:32 AM

Missing teeth are among the most common dental problems. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million Americans have at least one missing tooth and about 40 million Americans have no natural teeth.

Dental implants are durable, reliable, and a permanent solution for missing teeth. 

In this article, our team at Belleview Family Dentistry in Greenwood Village, Colorado, explains the benefits of dental implants and their safety in the long run. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth. They are made up of a metallic screw that replaces the tooth root, an abutment, and a crown that replaces the visible part of the tooth. 

Dental implants are natural-looking and function just like real teeth. 

Safety of Dental Implants in the Long Run

Dental implants generally have a success rate of up to 98% and are extremely safe. They are reliable and can last a lifetime with proper care. 

Several factors contribute to the longevity of dental implants including:

  • The Skills of the Surgeon

The skills of the dental surgeon are extremely important when it comes to dental implants. Make sure you are getting your dental implants from an experienced dental surgeon.

  • Infections or Inflammation Post-Surgery

Follow your dentist’s advice post-surgery to ensure no infection or inflammation at the site of the implant affects the procedure’s success.

  • Oral Hygiene of the Patient

Maintaining good oral hygiene is among the most important factors that will ensure the implant’s safety and longevity.

How to Take Care of Dental Implants?

Brush your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes using fluoride toothpaste and make sure to floss your teeth using the correct technique once every day. 

You should also visit the dentist regularly for routine checkups and eat a well-balanced diet for optimal results. 

If you don't take care of your dental implants, this might result in gum infections, bleeding, or swollen gums.  

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Improved appearance and speech
  • Facilitate chewing
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Overall improvement in oral health

Dental implants are the most widely used and most effective replacement for missing or broken teeth and have many benefits. If they are properly taken care of, then they are safe and durable in the long run. 

To learn more about the safety of dental implants, call Belleview Family Dentistry at (303) 290-0962 or visit us directly at 8200 E Belleview Ave # 425 East Tower, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. 

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