Is It Safe to Get Dental Implants?

dental implants arlington heights ilThe installation of dental implants to replace missing teeth is a surgery, and as with any surgery there are risks. Dentists have been installing dental implants for some time now, and the technology has advanced quite a bit. Implants are very sophisticated prosthetics designed and placed by highly trained professionals like Dr. Brent Engelberg of AH Smiles in Arlington Heights, IL. Although there is some nominal risk, dental implants are one of the strongest and most reliable ways to replace missing teeth and restore your smile.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

Dental implants replace missing, broken, or infected teeth, allowing patients to eat, speak and smile with confidence and in comfort again. Implants are designed to be very durable and will usually last a lifetime,often with only minimal or no adjustments at all. Because they are rooted into the jawbone using a titanium screw, implants stay secured while preventing bone loss.

Risks Of Dental Implants

Just like with any other surgery, there are possible complications that could occur. However, problems with a dental implant are not common and when they do occur are usually minor and easily repaired.  Risks include:rs:

  • Infection of the site
  • Damage to teeth, blood vessels, or nerves in the surgical area
  • Implant rejection
  • Sinus problems
  • Material of replacement tooth and potential allergies (usually made of titanium or zirconia)

Working with a skilled and professional dentist like Dr. Engelberg means that your implant procedure has a much smaller risk of issues.

Some patients may have suffered bone loss after losing their tooth or teeth. Bone graft surgeries may be necessary in order for these individuals. Grafting involves harvesting bone from other areas of the body and attaching it to the jaw where it will eventually fuse to the existing bone. This will help create stability in the jawbone to support implants once the site heals. As this procedure is an additional surgery, it comes with its own risks and complications such as the chance of infection, more discomfort and longer recuperation.

The Success Rate Of Dental Implants

Dental implants generally have a satisfaction rating of about 95%. This rate varies depending on the patient, the dentist, the number of implants needed, the methods used, and other factors.

However, when working with a dentist experienced in the installation of implants like Dr. Engelberg, they are inherently safe.

Dental Implants in Arlington Heights, IL

If you have lost teeth or have teeth that cannot be saved, implants may be the dental restoration option for you. For patients in the Arlington Heights, IL area, please call (847) 230-9703 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Engelberg to see if dental implants can help you have the smile you want!