Dental implant success is very likely. For most people, the odds of having a successful dental implant procedure is 95% or more. But there are still some things you need to do to make sure you are in that 95% and not in the unlucky five.
How to Improve Your Odds of Success
Dental implant success isn’t a matter of chance, and it isn’t all in the hands of your dentist, either. There are many things you can do to give your dental implants the best chance of success. These include:
Choosing the Right Dentist: An implant dentist has a great impact on the success of your dental implant, so finding an experienced implant dentist is probably the most important thing you can do.
Practicing Good Oral Hygiene: Once you get your dental implant, it’s important to care for it and the rest of your teeth properl by twice daily brushing and flossing every day.
Visiting Your Dentist: Just like with your natural teeth, your dental implant needs regular professional cleanings to help ensure it’s protected against infection. Depending on your circumstances, you may have to visit the dentist more often than before.
Stopping Smoking: Nicotine has a negative impact on bone healing. It impairs circulation to your teeth and gums. It also increases your risk of gum disease.
Good Nutrition: Good nutrition gives your body all the supplies it needs to properly incorporate the dental implant into your bone. Of highest importance are calcium and vitamin D.
Doing all these steps with care will give your dental implant the best chance of success.
What We Will Do to Ensure Success
While you are doing your part to help ensure success of dental implants, we will be doing ours, too.
Proper Planning: We will carefully evaluate the site where the dental implant is to be placed, evaluate it for bone grafting, and make sure that your bite will not put excess stress on the dental implant.
An Implant Dentist Specialist: You deserve the highest level of care, and that’s why we work with an outstanding specialist for the placement of your dental implant, Dr. Nicolas Ravon, a periodontist with extensive, diverse training and experience as an implant dentist.
Treat Gum Disease: Gum disease is even more of a threat to your dental implant than to your natural teeth. We will treat your gum disease and help keep it from returning.
Proper Procedure: Dental implant placement is a delicate procedure that depends on your dentist’s talent. We will make sure we are following the best practices to ensure that your dental implant is properly placed.
If we work together, we know that your dental implant will have the best possible chance of success. Nothing is certain in life, but when it comes to that dental implants may be about the closest thing we have. To learn more about getting successful dental implants in Orange County, please call (949) 551-5902 for an appointment at Rice Dentistry in Irvine.