Generally, dental implant placement results in the longest-lasting tooth replacement available. Research shows that dental implants have a success rate around 95%. However, dental implant placement is not permanent for everyone. Several factors contribute to the success or failure of dental implant placement. Cherry Creek dental implant dentist Dr. Jeremy Miner can help you determine whether you are a good candidate for implant dentistry prior to your dental implant placement. However, conditions during or after the dental implant placement can affect the success and lifespan of the tooth replacement. The most common causes of dental implant failure are as follows:
Poorly Positioned Dental Implant: Precision in dental implant placement is particularly important when it comes to dental implant success. If a dental implant is poorly positioned, it can become loose or fall out over time. To ensure that every dental implant placement is as accurate as possible, the dental implant dentists at New Image Dental Implant Center in Cherry Creek use the latest technology to take 3D images of your jaw before the procedure. These images are then used to assess and map out the precise optimal location for dental implant placement.
Poor Oral Hygiene: Once your dental implant placement is complete, it is up to you to maintain the strength of your dental implant. When you fail to brush and floss daily, plaque and bacteria can build around the implant, weakening the gums and leading to implant failure or further tooth loss.
Smoking: Research shows that smoking can be a major cause of dental implant failure. A study done by researchers at the University of Murcia in Spain found that smoking decreases the flow of blood to the bone and tissues in the mouth and jaw, which negatively affects bone healing after a dental implant procedure.
To learn more about how you can ensure the success of your dental implant placement, contact New Image Dental Implant Center to schedule an initial consultation with our Cherry Creek dental implant dentists.