What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium screws that are secured into the jaw bone. They can be a singular tooth replacement or can be a support for a cap or a bridge.
Does it hurt when dental implants are placed?
The actual procedure to surgically place a dental implant is done under local anesthesia and usually is not painful.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
This depends on where the implants are placed and their function. The best placement of implants is in the front portion of the lower jaw where success can be as high as between 98-100%. In other parts of the mouth, success rates can drop significantly to the 90-95% range.