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Success Rates of Dental Implants and Peri-Implantitis in Dexter

Dental implants boast high success rates, but it’s important to understand the distinction between implant survival and the risk of peri-implantitis. In this blog post, we will discuss the success rates of Dexter dental Implants and the risk of peri-implantitis.

Implants have a 98% success rate after the first two years, and all functional metrics dramatically increase. The mandible has greater success rates than the maxilla (because of the quality of the bone). Patients with implant-retained restorations must take good care of them. The doctor must do long-term clinical and radiological follow-ups on the implant.

Early or late implant failure is possible. Inadequate site preparation, bone overheating, infection, early loading, or a lack of 1° stability can all lead to early failure. Infection (peri-implantitis) or overloading might be the cause of the late failure. Research indicates that the patient receiving implants will have continuous issues with restoration maintenance (e.g. screws, clips, porcelain, acrylic).

Implant success

After a decade, dental implant success rates are said to be more than 90%. An implant may be deemed to have failed in one of two ways: either by osseointegration failing or by osseointegration failing to be maintained. If the implant is present, functional, and pain-free (acceptable mastication and phonation), yet immobile and linked with radiolucency and bone loss, then it can be deemed effective. Even if there is a chance of paraesthesia during therapy, it shouldn’t occur. Peri-implantitis is the primary cause of most implant failures. 

Peri-Implantitis

Similar to gingivitis around teeth, peri-implant mucositis is a disease of reversible inflammation of the soft tissue around an implant without any evidence of peri-implant bone loss. Similar to periodontitis around teeth, peri-implantitis is a disorder that causes damaging inflammation of the hard and soft tissues around an osseointegrated implant. Despite the 90%+ 10-year survival rate of implants, >40% of patients may develop some degree of peri-implantitis. Although the exact causes of peri-implantitis and peri-implant bone loss are unknown, increased risk is linked to:

  • Inadequate OH.
  • Prosthesis designs that hinder OH.
  • An excessive occlusal load on the implant.
  • Poorly controlled diabetes.
  • Existing periodontal disease (treated and untreated).
  • Smoking.
  • Thin bone coverage at the time of implant placement.
  • Residual cement from a cemented implant restoration.
  • Thin gingival biotype and tissue thickness.

By understanding the success rates, potential complications, and influencing factors, you can make informed decisions about dental implants and work with your dentist to achieve a successful and long-lasting outcome.

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