Are Dental Implants Safe?
Dental implants are permanent replacements for tooth roots. Implants offer a solid base for anchoring fixed and removable replacement teeth that look similar to your natural teeth. If you have missing teeth or teeth that need to be replaced, a dentist may either recommend single tooth implants or multiple tooth implants. At O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care we will help you get dental implants that will safely and permanently restore your smile.
Are There Risks That Come with Dental Implants?
Dental implants are safe for most people. Dental implant systems must be FDA-approved. Therefore, all dental implants are evaluated based on international safety standards and are only used after being deemed safe.
However, before you get implants you should be in great dental health. In case you have dental health issues, like periodontal disease, we will provide you with proper medical care to manage and stop the progression of the disease before you get dental implants.
How Effective Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have up to a 98 percent success rate. The success rate may vary based on where the implants are placed. But, with proper care, implants can serve you for life.
Will You Experience Pain When Getting Dental Implants?
The procedure involves local or general anesthesia so it’s relatively painless. You may experience a slight level of discomfort or pain during and after the procedure, but it won’t last for long. To reduce pain and discomfort after surgery, you can take pain medication.
Complications Related to Dental Implants are Exceptionally Rare
When placed by experienced experts, like our team at O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care, implants are safe. However, in exceptional circumstances, some complications may arise.
One of the issues that may arise is peri-implantitis. This refers to infection of the tissue that borders the implant. This often occurs when the implant site is not sufficiently cleaned during the procedure or when a patient doesn’t take proper care of the implant after surgery. You can, therefore, effectively eliminate the peri-implantitis risk by working with a reputable and experienced dental care team, like ours.
In some rare cases, complications may arise due to the implant failing to properly attach to the jawbone. This is more likely to happen if you have a weak jawbone. The risk of this complication can be limited through proper planning before the implant is placed as well as through jaw-strengthening surgeries like bone grafting.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants function, feel, and look like your natural teeth because they permanently fuse with your jawbone. Besides, because they are anchored on your jawbone, you can use them to eat all kinds of food with comfort and confidence. Dental implants can also boost your self-esteem because they give you back your natural smile. Importantly, implants don't affect nearby teeth or limit your ability to effectively clean your teeth and thus they are good for your long-term oral health.
We Use Advanced Techniques and Provide Excellent Post-Surgery Care
To ensure our patients' implant placement procedures are safe, we use advanced surgical technology and techniques. We also offer frequent checkups after surgery as well as comprehensive recovery instructions. If you have missing teeth or teeth that should be replaced, call us at O'Sullivan, DeLuca & Ressel Dental Care at (352) 666-9898 today.