What's the success rate of dental implants?
Dental implants are very popular, but they’re not new. Implants have actually been around for about 25 years, and in that time, the process and materials have been refined, resulting in a success rate today of 95–98%.
An implant is composed of a small screw-like titanium post that is placed in your jawbone bone of our a top local oral surgeon or endodontist. Both types of specialists have all the necessary training and education to perform your procedure effectively and efficiently. Dental implants are constructed in such a way that, over time, they bond with surrounding bone, preventing deterioration of the jawbone and providing support for your natural teeth.
In the majority of cases, we restore the implant with one of our beautiful customized porcelain crowns. However, another advantages of implants is that they can be used to very effectively stabilize dentures and even bridges. Which type of restoration Dr. Hatchett chooses depends on the current state of your oral health, individual preferences, and budgetary considerations.
Using dental implants, we can:
- Replace one or more missing teeth
- Provide support for a dental restoration like a bridge or crown
- Anchor a full set of dentures or overdentures
While the success rate of dental implants are impressive, they are not the best choice for everyone. If you’d like to learn more about implants and whether or not you’re a good candidate, please contact our Denver dental office to arrange a convenient consultation.