What is the success rate of dental implants?
A healthy patient who practices effective oral hygiene can expect dental implant success between 95 and 98 percent. We will be doing everything possible to make sure that the dental implant process proceeds as smoothly as possible. A key factor in assuring the success of any surgical procedure is good communication between doctor and patient.
How long will my dental implants last?
Dental implants are permanently secured smile and they will never be subject to tooth decay. Furthermore, dental implants are designed to promote the overall health of your smile. This doesn’t make you immune from getting gum disease or cavities in your natural teeth; however, if you practice good oral hygiene and continue to visit Dr. Anderson for regular check-ups, your dental implants could end up lasting you a lifetime.
Can dentures be made into implants?
Dentures and dental implants are two distinct technologies, so it is not possible to convert existing dentures into dental implants. However, it might be possible to replace your dentures with new overdentures that attach to your dental implants.
How long will the dental implant process take?
On average, the dental implant process requires about 4 to 6 months to complete. This time frame can vary depending on each patient’s individual needs and characteristics, however. Patients who need supplemental procedures before beginning the implant procedure may require extra time for their mouth to heal before it can support their dental implant
Gentle Dental Is Here to Answer Your Questions
Dr. Anderson and his outstanding team at Gentle Dental are waiting to answer any remaining questions you might have about dental implants, a convenient and healthy technology for restoring your smile. We encourage you to contact us today and we’ll be happy to speak with you.