CORNWALL DENTAL Dental Care
Please explore our website to learn more about our services such as the amazing advances in Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Implant dentistry available here at Cornwall Dental Regina. Working together, we can assist you in maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come, done in a caring and professional environment.
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Generally speaking, if a person is well enough to undergo the treatment necessary for fixed bridgework or routine tooth extractions, the same person can undergo dental implant procedures.
When people hear the word "rejection" in connection with implants, they are usually describing conditions that can occur where there has been surgery that involves transplanting a vital organ such as a heart. However, dental implants fall into an entirely different category due to the fact that tissue matching, blood typing, etc., is not a factor as in the other procedures mentioned. The body completely accepts placement of dental implant material (like orthopedic materials which are similar) within bone; therefore, today’s dental implants meet with great success. Obviously, there are some dental implants that have not been successful. However, success has more to do with proper patient selection, proficiency of the practitioner, and the patient’s commitment to proper hygiene and preventive maintenance. Another factor in success involves regular follow-up care, just like other dental treatment. Both soft tissue health and the way the replacement teeth function and bite together must be evaluated periodically to ensure long term success of the dental implant.
How long do teeth last? They should last a lifetime. However, we all can cite examples where teeth have not served for a person’s lifetime. We know that dental problems mostly stem from improper home care or lack of treatment when needed. The same holds true for implants. With proper care and routine dental check-ups they should last a lifetime. No one can give guarantees guarantee the longevity of implants because the health of a person is dependent upon many factors which are out of the control of one's dentist, (e.g., nutrition, hygiene, genetics, other health conditions). So, the answer to this question really is that no one knows how long each individual implant will last… one’s success can be influenced by the way you live and the quality of practitioner that you have chosen to do your implants… these things can tip the scales in your favor.