Top 3 Reasons Dental Implant Failures Are On the Rise

Dental Patient Suffering From Failed Dental Implants

Although dental implants tend to have a high success rate – over 95 percent – it comes with a risk of failure, like any other procedure. Even though dental implants are mostly placed by experienced dental implant professionals, why does it look like dental implant failure is on the rise in Austin, TX? Here are three of the most common reasons that we have identified:

  

1. Failure to Maintain Their Smile

Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth, but just because you now have artificial teeth, it does not mean you can stop brushing and flossing every day! Your mouth is still susceptible to plague, which wreaks havoc on your gums. Patients with implants who do not take care of their teeth and fail schedule regular dental checkups have a much higher risk of implant failure.

2. Cheaping Out On The Implant Material

The standard modern material for implant posts is titanium, but there are other, cheaper materials that are also available. Most successful implant procedures involve the use of titanium posts in all cases but ones that patients have titanium hypersensitivities. Although other materials may be cheaper at first glance, patients could be paying a lot more in the long run if the implant ends up failing.

3. Going To Inexperienced Doctors For Implants

In another effort to save money, patients who desire dental implants tend to go to doctors who lack the proper training and qualifications to place implants. It is very important to carefully research your dental professionals before undergoing such an extensive procedure like dental implants. If you are unsure that your chosen dental professional has the appropriate experience and training, then be sure to ask!

 

Get A Consultation Today!

Considering dental implants? Our doctors, Dr. Dan Holtzclaw and Dr. Juan Gonzalez, is available to answer your questions and help you feel more at ease about the treatment you receive at our office in Austin, TX. To schedule your consultation and learn more about dental implants, contact us today!

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