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How successful are dental implants?

14 doctor answers33 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
Prosthodontics 36 years experience
Great 95%: Dental implants have been studied more intensely than any other procedure know in dentistry or medicine. It was studied for 15 years before it was available. Now with 37 year we can definitively say that the chances of success are upwards to 95%. Limitating factor are the skill and knowledge of the surgeon and restorative dentist.
Dr. Marielaina Perrone
Cosmetic Dentistry 27 years experience
Dental implants...: Dental implants currently have over a 97% success rate. When done properly (and cared for properly) they should last a lifetime.
Dr. Alvis Burris
24 years experience
95 percent: The most successful procedure in dentistry if done correctly.
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 38 years experience
Very: Depending on the skill of the surgeon dental implant success rate range from 90-100%.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Very: One of the best bets you can make in your lifetime. Success rates in the upper 90 %.
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics 25 years experience
Very successful: The success rate can. Be close to 95%, of course it depends on the quality ANS quantity of the bone and the experence of the dentist.
Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic 44 years experience
Highly successful,: The integration of dental implants with the human body is one of if not the most successfu, longest lasting l and surprisingly the most comfortable dental procedures performed today! implants rarely fail. However, their crown retaining screws, their porcelain covering crown, and inflamed gums due to excess cement can lead to a premature restorative failure.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic 36 years experience
Very successful...: Dental implants are amongst the most successful procedures available in dentistry. With this said they are not recommended for those who smoke. The five year success rate is easily over 90-95% of patients for those who they are recommended.
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 48 years experience
Dental Implants Yes: Dr. Misch an implant dental surgeon with over 40years of experience has documented the success rate compared to a three unit bridge. He surveyed 10k cases. Found that the bridges had a 34% failure rate at 16+ years. Dental implants had only a 3%over all failure rate at 20years. Most of these failures occurred during the 1st year. When done correctly they are the best treatment. Google Dr.Misch.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Very!!!: Dental implants are very successful! The current root form implant design has been around for over 35 years and boosts over a 90% success rate... Much better than hip and knee replacements! The improvement in design, techniques and restorative options continue to improve, so if you require one, don't hesitate!
Dr. Donovan Young
Dentistry 30 years experience
Very successful: Dental Implants are very successful in replacing a missing tooth or teeth with a 95% success rate. They function almost like your natural teeth in improving your smile, self confidence and health. The relative success of dental implants is dependent upon your bone density, general health and periodontal maintenance.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Success rate 93- 98%: Success rates of dental implants is depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of 93- 98%.
Dr. Robin Santiago
Dentistry 10 years experience
Implants are a highly successful procedure to replace missing teeth. With a success rate of 90+%, done correctly they are long lasting and very functional. It is the optimal way to replace most missing teeth.
Nov 2, 2014
Dr. Richard Winter
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Implants have a decreased success rate in smokers, diabetics, people with RA rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic conditions so it is important to notify your doctor about any medical conditions you may have to avoid implant failures.
Nov 2, 2014
Dr. Sambhav Jain
Dentistry 22 years experience
Over 90%: Dental implants have a very high rate of success, well over 90 percent. Many analysts have studied large numbers of implant cases, and often quote statistics from about 92 to 98 percent success, sometimes higher. There is little agreement on a precise number, because the risk of failure depends on many factors, most importantly the skill of the dentist.
Dr. Lokesh Rao
Dentistry 14 years experience
1/20: Approximately 95% successful. Meaning about 1 implant in every 20 that are placed may fail. This is not including medically-related contraindications such as: uncontrolled diabetes, severe bone degenerative disorders, previous history of advanced periodontal disease.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How successful are dental implants if demineralization occurring?

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Dentistry 49 years experience
Less than normal: Demineralization of enamel and dentin occurs from the accumulation of acid, either from bacterial concentration under plaque or chronically acidic saliva. In a few individuals stomach reflux of acid or ingesting acidic fluids can add to the problem. All tissues of the mouth prefer an alkaline environment, so keep them that way through your diet and reduction of bacterial plaque on a daily basis.
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What are the signs of a successful lower dental implants?

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Dr. J BARRY Stovall
General Practice 47 years experience
Lack of pain: Lack of pain and stability of implants.

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