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Dental implants traditionally have a very high success rate. The majority of studies
that have been done indicate long-term success rates well over 95%. However, there are many factors that can compromise the success rates of dental implants. These can be divided into three categories: general health concerns, local factors and maintenance issues. It is important to consult with your dentist or dental professional
prior to having implants placed to determine whether you are a good
candidate. Most implant failures can be eliminated through proper case
I believe that one should have confidence that dental implants are an excellent choice to replace missing teeth, but feel free to consult with your dental professional about your
unique case requirements — how many implants you need, your
medications, your medical history, and local findings such as bone
quality and quantity. If you are properly evaluated by a qualified
dental professional and determined to be a good candidate, there is no
reason why you cannot have extremely high success rates as do most
For more information contact Dr. Todd Welch with West Tennessee Periodontics and Dental Implants at www.wtnperio.com or you can leave a comment in the section below. You can also view my blog post “What are Dental Implants?”. Thanks for reading !!