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When you’re excited about the promise of dental implants for your smile, you may simultaneously experience some reservations, as well. When you consider the fact that it’s possible for implants to fail, you may wonder if you’re setting yourself up for a wonderful experience or for some major disappointment. Fortunately, in most instances, you can expect the “wonderful experience” option. Find out why with a quick Q&A session!

Questions and Answers

Question: I’ve heard that dental implants can last for a very long time. Does that mean that they’re typically successful once placed, or does the “lifetime smile” only happen for a small group of individuals?

Answer: Fortunately, implants generally succeed 98 percent of the time, which means most patients enjoy implants for many years. When you take care of your smile and follow our suggestions, you can expect good results.

Question: I am worried that some of my bad habits are going to influence the success or the failure of my dental implants. How can I figure out what’s best?

Answer: We will cover best practices with you during your visits. If you have particular questions, we urge you to ask them. Generally speaking, anything that leads to the inflammation of your gum tissue (or that places too much pressure on your implants) is a bad idea. For instance, skipping dental hygiene sessions, smoking, and bruxism are all risks.

Question: I have heard that a major culprit for dental implant failure is peri-implantitis but I don’t know what this means. Can you explain?

Answer: Peri-implantitis is a type of periodontal disease. It’s what happens when inflammation due to the presence of bacteria affects your gum tissue, as well as other tissues in which your implant rests. Optimal professional care and dental hygiene will ensure this does not affect your smile.

Find Out About How To Protect Your Implants With A Visit

You can learn everything you need to know during visits with us regarding how to enjoy a successful journey with your dental implants. To contact us and set up a visit in Rowlett, TX, schedule an appointment with Rodem Tree Dental today at 972-475-2321. We proudly welcome patients from Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities.