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Are Dental Implants Better than Real Teeth?

In the realm of dentistry, a primary aim is preserving natural teeth for as long as possible. However, when teeth are extensively damaged or decayed beyond repair, extraction followed by dental implants becomes a viable solution. The durability and longevity of these implants are paramount concerns shared by dentists, oral surgeons, and patients alike.
At Topeka Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we often address patients’ queries regarding the strength and durability of dental implants, as well as their expected lifespan. Typically, we assure them of the implants’ robustness and potential longevity, subject to diligent oral care and regular check-ups. At this time long term follow is showing them lasting >20 years. 

Are Dental Implants Always Successful?

Generally, the majority of patients undergoing implant procedures experience successful outcomes, with implants integrating well with the surrounding bone tissue. But sometimes, things don’t go as usual.

Studies indicate that dental implants boast success rates ranging from 92 to 98 %, meaning they survive the initial procedure and integrate with the surrounding bone of the maxilla or mandible. Nonetheless, complications or long-term failures can still occur.

Another study suggests that 90 to 95% of dental implants remain successful for at least a decade, with various factors influencing their durability, such as patient age, implant length and diameter, and overall jawbone health. Most importantly, success rates correlate to pre – existing health conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, smoking, or any disease treated with medications that alter the immune system.  These conditions mentioned above can lower the probability of successful integration of an implant.

At Topeka Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we prioritize the highest standards of care to maximize the success and longevity of your dental implant procedure. Our experienced team ensures thorough evaluation and personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

What Is the Normal Lifespan of Dental Implants?

The dental implant itself, a small titanium post inserted into the jawbone, provides a stable foundation for artificial replacement teeth. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental care, implants are designed to last a lifetime.

Teeth positioned towards the rear of the jaw endure more wear and tear from chewing and may require replacement sooner than those towards the front.

Do Dental Implants Provide Strong Bite Strength?

Dental implants are favored for their remarkable bite strength, typically reaching 80 to 90 percent of a natural tooth’s strength. This feature offers patients the confidence to enjoy their favorite foods without discomfort or concerns about stability.

How Do Dental Implants Compare with Other Tooth Replacement Options?

Dental implants stand out as the strongest option for tooth replacement due to several factors:

How Do Dental Implants Differ From Natural Teeth?

Dental implants closely mimic the strength and resilience of natural teeth, primarily due to their fusion with the jawbone, providing a secure base for future crowns.

For further insights into the strengths and benefits of dental implants, schedule a consultation with Topeka Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. Our team is dedicated to addressing any questions or concerns you may have. Contact us  below today to begin your journey towards a confident smile.


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