How durable are the dental implant replacements?
Dental implants are very durable and have great well-documented long-term success rates. While dentures can last a maximum of 10 years (according to the research carried out by the American Dental Association ADA), dental implants are able to serve the patient for up to 50 years. Long-term success rates for dental implants are somewhere between 95% and 98%. The higher rate of 98% usually is a result of in the patient using the dental implants properly and adopting a good oral-care regime, including visits to the dentist and dental surgeon.
Can Dental implant replacement surgery fail?
As with any medical treatment, there are rare cases where dental implants fail, if, for example, the patient is allergic to the implant material or rejects the implant. There are also cases in which the dentist does not have sufficient experience and he places the implants too close to the nerves, causing pain resulting in the implant having to be removed, or where the dentist fails to prepare the bone properly for implant placement.
Nevertheless, statistics show that Dental implants are the most successful tooth replacement treatments available.