No. Tooth implants have been placed in millions of individuals. Some studies have revealed a success rate as high as 98%.
Dental implants have been perfected and tested
If you don’t follow the dental industry, you may not be aware that implants have been used since the 1960’s. According to the American Academy of Implant dentistry, 3 million Americans have received implants.
The dental implant market is estimated to reach $5 billion by 2022.
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) is the first professional organization in the world dedicated to the advancement of implant dentistry. As part of its commitment to top quality patient care, research, education and excellence, the AAID created a program to credential professionals in implant dentistry.
When do you think the American Academy of Implant Dentistry was established?
The answer is 1951. Surprised?
Dental implants have been studied since the 1970’s
On the National Institutes of Health (NIH) website, you can read research about dental implants from the 1970’s. Complete with images of old-school film X-rays.
What are dental implants?
A tooth implant is a titanium post that serves as a strong substitute for the root of a missing tooth. Modern teeth implants are very versatile in restorative dentistry. They can anchor a replacement tooth, a set of replacement teeth (dentures), or a dental bridge.
In case you are unfamiliar with dental implant procedures, first let’s consider what they are.
A dental implant is a permanent replacement tooth root. It is anchored into the jaw and eventually meshes with the jawbone. This provides a durable, sturdy base for a porcelain crown or denture.
What are the benefits of tooth implants?
- Are sturdy and unmovable
- Blend perfectly with your natural teeth
- Help you speak and eat normally
- Prevent bone loss that can arise when a tooth is extracted
- Prevent the problems linked to dentures
Dental implant success rates
Now let’s talk about success rates.
Have you heard that dental implants have a high failure rate? This is simply not true. At Decatur Smiles, our success rate for tooth implants is nearly 100%.
If properly cared for, an implant can last the rest of your life.