Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental implants are a long-term tooth replacement solution that can be cared for just as you would your natural teeth. The implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone, making it last a lifetime, but many patients wonder if they are a safe option. Fortunately, dental implant dentist Dr. Datta Malyavantham has many years of experience performing dental implants. In fact, implants are one of the longest-lasting and safe methods for replacing missing teeth.

Dental Implant Benefits

Dental implants are designed to replace damaged or missing teeth while preserving the appearance of your natural smile and the jawbone underneath the gums. It’s important to replace missing teeth so the underlying jawbone stays intact, and implants are surgically implanted in the jaw to keep the implant in place and prevent bone loss.

Dental Implant Risks

The dental implant procedure is a surgery, and with any surgery, there are possible complications that could arise. Potential risks are typically minor and are easily repaired:

  • Damage to teeth, nerves, or blood vessels in the surrounding area
  • Infection of the surgical site
  • Allergic reaction to implant material (titanium or zirconia)
  • Sinus problems
  • Implant rejection

Dr. Datta has many years of training and experience, which means your implant placement procedure has a low risk of complications.

Dental Implant Success Rates

In general, dental implants are 95% successful. This varies depending on the patient’s health prior to and following the surgery, the method used to perform the implant, and how well the implant is cared for following the procedure. Titanium implants, which are the industry standard, can last for a lifetime if cared for properly.

Are Implants Right For Me?

Ridgetop Dental in Reston, VA offers full-service implants, including All on Four, full arch dental implants, single tooth dental implants, and multiple teeth dental implants. Dr. Datta and our dental care team handle all aspects of your implant care in-house. We work with you to determine which type of implant best suits your tooth replacement needs. Schedule your free consultation today!