Dent1st – Providing a success rate of over 99% for implant treatments
Fact: Dent1st dentists successfully place on average more than 99% of dental implants *
Fact: Dent1st dentists have a 100% success rate with fast healing dental implants *
Fact: Dr Attila Toth has performed sinus elevation/sinus lift treatments with a 100% success rate *
Fact: the average success rate for all dentists performing bone grafting and ridge modifying bone treatments is 95% *
Choose Dent1st for all your dental implant requirements
We at Dent1st are proud to state that our implant failure rate is exceptionally low. The overall success rate for all treatments is well above 99%. This means only one implant in every one hundred to two hundred treatments will fail in the first year following treatment.
Honesty, clarity and a high quality service
Our exceptionally high success rates are achieved by being completely honest with every patient we see. Some dentists and dental providers will try to sell you a high number of implants, cutting corners and taking unnecessary risks along the way.
The team at Dent1st approaches dental implant treatments in a completely different way. We always put the patient first and we strive to achieve and maintain the highest possible success rates when performing these treatments.
Every patient is carefully assessed before treatment, in order to gauge whether or not they are a suitable candidate for dental implants. This will include finding out about their medical history and their way of life. If we find that significant risks are involved in opting for implants, we will advise the client to seek alternative or correctional treatments. In some cases we may elect to refuse treatment altogether.
Patients who display one or more of the following issues will automatically be refused for dental implant treatments:
- Inadequate oral hygiene
- Smoking more than one box of cigarettes a day
- Presence of one or more specific medical conditions that may have an adverse effect on the potential success of any implants
- Those who do not or cannot follow instructions given by the dentist
- Those who do not or cannot co-operate before, during or after treatment
Our 99% success rate is superior to the industry average
All medical treatments carry some degree of risk. Dental implants are no different in this respect. Tens of millions of dental implants have been placed and studied since the treatment first became available in the Seventies and Eighties. A portion of these implants have already failed or required a replacement. Additionally a significant portion of these are still in place and function exceptionally well on a day to day basis.
The existence of millions of dental implants has made it possible to provide valid statistical data on this type of dental treatment. The accepted failure rate of dental implants on this wide scale is about 3-4%. This puts the standard success rate for the entire dental industry at about 96-97%.
As you can see, the 99% success rate achieved by Dent1st is remarkable indeed, and points to the dedicated and high class nature of the service provided.
How can implants fail?
There are three basic reasons why some implants fail:
- An issue with the patient
- An issue with the dentist
- No known reason
It is important to understand that not all dental implant failures are viewed in the same way. Some implants have to be removed because the patient has neglected their oral hygiene. In other cases a medical condition suffered by the patient may cause the implant to fail. In other situations a loss is inevitable through an unnatural use of the tooth. Good examples are bruxism (teeth grinding) and chewing very hard food.
These types of cases are not viewed as failed implants because they have been caused by a situation that is beyond the medical expertise of the dentist. The failures mentioned above all occur once the fusion between the bone and the implant (osseointegration) has been completed. Thus the implant itself could be viewed as successful; it is the actions of the patient (or their neglect in self-care) that are to blame.
Another group of dental implant failures occurs when the process of osseointegration fails for some reason. The dental industry knows of these failures but they are not included in the 3-4% failure rate. Most of these cases will occur just a few weeks or months after the insertion of the implant. In some instances the patient can be responsible for the failure, but other cases can present other factors as the likely cause. Since the dentist is still seeing the patient when failure occurs at this stage, they are able to measure and report the reasons for the failure.
The third group of implant failures are those that are counted in the natural failure rate of 3-4%. Dental implants are generally created from pure titanium and its associated alloys. These are said to be biocompatible but although they are accepted by the body in the vast majority of cases, this does not apply 100% of the time. Immune reactions can occur in some people even when every care is taken to provide the perfect implant for the patient. In some cases osseointegration simply does not occur, and we do not know or cannot find a reason why this may happen in a particular patient.
This type of spontaneous failed treatment could happen in approximately every 25th to 30th implant we place.
What are the most common reasons for a patient to cause an implant to fail?
The most common ways that a patient will lose an implant are as follows:
- Neglecting their oral hygiene
- Drug use
- Unknown medical conditions
- Other medical conditions
What are the most common reasons for a dentist to cause an implant to fail?
Sometimes the actions of the dentist will lead to a failed implant:
- Incorrect implant type or size
- Incorrect angle or position of implant
- Damage to the bone during treatment
- Cross infection
- Inadequate planning
Take advantage of the 99% success rate achieved by Dent1st
More than 99% of the implants we perform are successful. This means our dentists work almost completely free of errors. This is something you should consider when evaluating your preferred implant dentist.
(*) All data is from 2011. Previous success rates do not guarantee future treatment results.