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Are Most Dental Implants Successful?

By September 24, 2021No Comments

You’re researching and getting ready for your upcoming dental implant surgery. What happens if something goes wrong with you implant surgery? Is it possible your dental implant procedure can turn into an even more complex problem later?

Don’t get too worried about this, we walk you through the average dental implant success rate and put your mind at ease.

At Cary Family Dental in Cary NC, we’re all about education, so, let’s get started!

The straight answer to this question is “yes.”

The success rate of dental implants is around 99%, so you shouldn’t have to worry about any complications when getting a dental implant. You should be able to survive the surgery and recovery process without any major impediments.

What Can Cause Implant Complications?

There are some medical preexisting conditions or other circumstances that can cause problems with your dental implant surgery. They can include the following:

  • Gum disease
  • Insufficient Jawbone
  • Smocking
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Other medical conditions like diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis

Even if these conditions are not on this list, there are several other things that can cause dental implants to fail, regardless of whether the surgery was successful. You should always be aware of the following during recovery:


In most cases, you don’t have to worry about the onset of an infection. This is especially true if you follow the surgeon’s instructions during recovery.

But that doesn’t mean you won’t get infected. When infected, it can cause more serious problems. However, in most cases, prescription medications (prescribed by the surgeon as needed) should be able to treat the infection. If you have an autoimmune disorder, poor oral hygiene, or are a smoker, you are more likely to get infected.

Contact Cary Family Dental to discuss dental implants:


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915 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, North Carolina