Research has shown dental implants have close to a 95% success rate. However, does this mean every patient is a good candidate for a dental implant?
Most people with dental implants say the procedure is similar to a dental extraction. Thus, if you are healthy enough for a tooth to be extracted, you are generally healthy enough for a dental implant.
- The best patients for dental implants are healthy individuals that regularly visit the dentist and have good oral hygiene.
- Certain factors may reduce the success rate of dental implants and need to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If any of the following pertain to you, please inform your dentist to help decide whether or not dental implants are your best option: had radiation to the head or neck, take a blood thinner, smoke cigarettes, take medications for osteoporosis, have diabetes, or have any other chronic diseases.
If you are wondering if you are a good candidate, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist to be evaluated.
Dr. Lee Hauer: Periodontist & Implant placement specialist
Our implant placement specialist, periodontist Dr. Lee Hauer, comes to the office each week to perform the highest quality implant surgeries. Dr. Hauer uses only the most technological equipment and has over 18 years of training and experience in implant dentistry. Dental implants are such a common procedure in our office that we are extremely familiar with all implant types. We personally prefer to use Nobel Biocare implants, as they are made from the highest quality materials and are extremely well researched and tested. Nobel Biocare even provides a Warranty on their implant parts, which is unique in the industry. Actually, patients often present to our office with old implants, nervous because they forgot the name of the implant system used. Due to our familiarity with all implant systems, we are able to figure out the company of the implant and address any of the patient’s concerns. If you live in the south Florida area and are considering dental implants, please feel free to schedule a complimentary evaluation in our office.