Dental Implants

Why Do Implants Fail

Do Dental Implants Fail?

Thanks to our extensive experience, most of our dental implants exhibit both success and a long life.

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The success of Dental Implants

Cases of dental implant failure are uncommon. Nevertheless, various reasons exist for potential dental implant failures.

Dental implants serve both cosmetic and functional purposes but are not immune to failing. Factors such as inadequate surgical techniques or the placement of implants in jaws with insufficient bone can lead to failures.

Dental implants are a durable, permanent solution for tooth replacement with a 95% success rate. With proper care, implants often have a lifespan ranging from 10 to 25 years.

Achieving success with dental implants relies on the accurate and ongoing management of specific risk factors associated with the treatment. Ignoring these factors and neglecting proper care for dental implant treatment can have harmful effects. It is essential to recognise that dental implants are generally completely safe.

Factors Affecting Dental Implant Success

Healing around the implant is delayed by smoking, particularly when the neighbouring gum tissues are infected. A history of gum disease increases the risk of recurrence without proper oral hygiene.

The success of dental implants is influenced by the quality of the implant's design, manufacture, and surface. With many implant systems available, careful selection is important for compatibility with your mouth and the success of the procedure.

The skill of the clinician placing the implant is a vital factor. We take pride in having Dr. Patel for our implant work, ensuring your safety. Our Implant Team adheres to rigorous safety and patient care protocols.

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Ignoring Gaps in the Mouth

Neglecting gaps left by multiple missing teeth can lead to various oral health issues. Jawbone shrinkage, resulting in a sunken appearance, and the rapid onset of gum disease are among the problems. Unresolved gaps can have wider implications.

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Comprehensive Treatment Planning is vitally Important

Proper planning is key when replacing multiple teeth, considering factors such as a harmonious bite and structural strength. An in-depth examination and detailed treatment planning ensure the long life of implant treatment. Collaborating with referring dentists ensures a result that is both aesthetic and functional. To book a consultation, call 01784 472444


We Work With Your Dentist

Egham Dental Care collaborates seamlessly with your current dental practice, often handling cosmetic and restorative work beyond their scope. For implant treatments, patients are directed back to their dentist for vital aspects of the procedure. This collaborative approach, especially during treatment planning, ensures a thorough understanding of treatment goals by both the dentist and implantologist.

Implant-Supported Crown

Single dental implants supporting individual crowns are recommended for missing teeth in different parts of the mouth, preserving neighbouring teeth from excessive forces. This method is suitable when adjacent teeth are unsuitable for traditional dental bridges.


Implant-Supported Dentures: A Stable Solution

When the jaw lacks natural teeth, choosing dentures may seem like the only choice. However, the ongoing loss of bone can lead to a common problem – loose dentures.

This instability causes discomfort, with dentures causing sore spots and awkward instances where they may shift or drop during speech or chewing.

Traditional dentures rely on the gums, remaining teeth, and facial muscles for stability. While effective initially, they may become less predictable and more unstable over time. Click here for the differences between dentures and implants

Many patients move from dentures to implants, seeking relief from the problems that missing teeth cause of tooth loss. Explore the advantages of this transformative solution. Learn More


Advanced Solutions: Implant-Supported Bridges

For those with multiple missing teeth adjacent to each other, an implant-retained bridge is an excellent solution.

Implant-supported bridges become the preferred option when the natural teeth neighbouring the gap lack the strength required for supporting a traditional dental bridge.

By using two or more implants, a bridge can be securely anchored, providing stability and support for multiple artificial teeth.

Crafted from a metal alloy framework combined with porcelain, the bridge ensures a balance of strength and aesthetic appeal.

A parallel technique, the revolutionary all-on-4 technique comes into play when no natural teeth are present. This innovative approach involves affixing a fixed prosthesis onto four strategically positioned implants within the jawbone.

Opting for this treatment allows patients to enjoy the use of their new teeth within typically 24 hours post-surgery, eliminating the need for an extended wait for osseointegration.

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Dental Implant Questions

  1. Lifespan of Dental Implants:
  2. Can Dental Implants last Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The lifespan of your implant also relies on the care and maintenance of your oral health.
  3. Pain and Discomfort: Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we  place the implant, we are careful to carry out a pain-free procedure and if required various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
  4. Age Requirement for Dental Implants: Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
  5. Safety of Dental Implant Treatment: We employ Computer Guided implant placement techniques. We also employ comprehensive planning systems to ensure the success and safety of the implant treatment.
  6. Value of Dental Implants: Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, stabilisation of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
  7. Pain in the Implant Process: Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Some slight discomfort may following the placement of a new implant, which minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and slight aching may occur for 1-2 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress. Existing patient have described this discomfort as no worse than that experienced after a tooth removal.

Implant Guide

Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. Implant teeth are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Long-Lasting Dental Implants

Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions just like a natural root.

When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.

This provides numerous health advantages, such as slowing or stopping bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease due to better cleaning when compared to dentures.[Learn More.]

Longevity of Dental Implants

When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.

Dental implants are beneficial for:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
  • Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
  • Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
  • Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
  • Offering both removable and fixed options
  • Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session

The long term success of your implant depends on your commitment to your oral health. [Discover more.]

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