Factors That Can Help Dental Prevent Implant Failure

Senior couple hugging each other and smilingNew York City residents considering dental implants should know that they are, by and large, wildly successful. In fact, the most current data shows that implants succeed 90 to 95% of the time.

Still, there are documented reasons why dental implants fail. To help you be on the positive side of the equation and receive implants that not only succeed but last a lifetime, here’s a list of factors that lead to implant success.

  1. Using the Best Dental Implants Available on the Market

It goes without saying, when you’re using the best of the best tooth replacement systems, you have a higher chance of implant success! A periodontist who has placed thousands of implants in New York City residents’ mouths over 25 years, Dr. Kissel is committed to excellence. He only uses the most researched and tested implant systems available on the market from Straumann and Nobel Biocare. Using such advanced and studied implants for your surgery helps give you an edge at achieving implant success.

  1. Caring for Your Implants The Same Way You Care for Your Natural Teeth

New York residents with dental implants need to care for them the same way they would care for natural teeth they are trying to preserve for a lifetime. This means you need to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and use anti-bacterial mouthwash once a day. 

  1. Keeping Bi-annual Appointments with Your General Dentist

Even if you have an entire mouthful of dental implants, you should still visit your New York City general dentist twice a year for regular check-ups. This is because gum health is directly related to implant success. If you develop periodontal disease, you run the risk of having your implants fail, too! Always remember to keep your regular dental check-ups, and if you’re diagnosed with any stage of periodontal disease, come back to Dr. Kissel for an immediate evaluation so he can formulate a treatment plan for you. 

  1. Refraining from Smoking

If you smoke, we don’t mean to lecture you about your habit. But you should be aware that in general, smoking and dental implants don’t mix. This is because smoking can prevent your implants from properly fusing with your jaw bone. If your implants don’t fuse with your jaw bone, they can fail, either by becoming so loose that they out on their own, or are loose enough that they need to be removed by Dr. Kissel.

Consult with Dr. Kissel About Any Other Implant Questions

With 25 years of experience placing implants for New York City residents, Dr. Kissel is committed to patient excellence. He doesn’t just want to be your surgeon for placing implants; he wants to be part of your health care team that helps ensure your implants last for a lifetime.

If you have any unanswered questions about getting implants, Dr. Kissel is an amazing resource to give you the answers you need before you decide to undergo this treatment. Schedule a consultation with him today to start a discussion. He can be reached at his New York City practice by calling (212) 702-9088.