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Any loss of teeth is a highly traumatic experience, whatever the causes. But not all is lost - advanced dental implants are scientifically proven to replace teeth with full functionality and good esthetic results. In the hands of an experienced oral surgeon, they can be applied for almost every patient in almost all scenarios after tooth loss.
Dental implants in my professional opinion are the closest thing to real teeth there,Yet it is important to keep in mind that while the success rate of dental implants is excellent with over 95% in long-term trials, they still fail under certain circumstances certain care and without treatment. I differentiate between early and late implant failures.
Early implant faiures are mainly associalted with either highly challenging situvation in immune-compormised (e.g. post-cancer situations) patients or rare post -operative infections. Correct Surgical protocol and case selection can help to prevent the very seldom occurance of early implant failures. in accordance with the scientific literature regarding the biological tolerance to implants, I personally never experinced an implant failuire due to a non-tolerance or allergic reaction. Medical grade type-4 titanium is shown
to be biocompatible to the human body.
Some evidence suggest early implant failure can seldomly also cause over the heating process which is why i routenly apply a gentle, a minimum pressure drilling protocol under constant saline irrigation with high-quality implants drills.
Late implant failures, though still very rare, are a little more common and largely attributed to a slowly progressing, painless condition called peri-implantatis. Like in Periodontitis around natural teeth, peri-implantitis results in progressive bone loss, which can ultimately lead to a failure, typically after many years.
The good thing though is that peril implants can be managed very effectively by our _professional cleaning_ protocols and proper home care.
With this said, I want to encourage everyone suffering from tooth loss to consider the undeniable benefits of dental implants. But the second message I want to stress, is that dental implants still require the same professional attention and home care as natural teeth. While they can't develop dental decay, the gums and bone around implants is still as vulnerable as around natural teeth. Only proper hygiene can maintain the results. But the reward is big since we target a lifelong success with dental implants, which is also realistic in longterm studies.
Thanks and best regards
Dr. Dominique Laatz
Overall, dental implants, are an excellent option to explore. If you're seeking expert advice and services related to dental implants in Doha, Qatar, feel welcome to contact the qualified and caring professionals at the German Dental & Dermatology Center today at Madinat Khalifa (North) or visit us online to schedule an appointment and your discuss options with our team of German-board doctors certified.