Dental implants have a high success rate of around 95% and lead to an increased quality of life for many people. However, they may have a reduced success rate among people who smoke, have uncontrolled diabetes, have gum disease, have had radiation therapy to the jaw area, take certain medications etc.
Your dentist will ensure that you meet certain eligibility criteria before the implants as a course of treatment. To receive dental implants, a person must have good overall health. They must also have healthy gums and a healthy jawbone, as these structures will be supporting the dental implant throughout the personís lifetime. This means that implant failure rates are quite low and success rates quite high.