The most critical factor for long-term dental implant success is excellent oral hygiene, specifically a plaque score less than 10%. Since our inception in 2011, our implant team has placed huge emphasis on dental hygiene for every patient referred for dental implants. This long term supportive periodontal therapy, combined with annual reviews by our experienced implant dentists for the first three – five years, is designed to give you the best possible outcome.
The mouth is a very hostile environment with huge chewing forces exerted upon teeth 24/7. Your dental implants are subject to wear and tear in a similar way as natural teeth would be, so it is reasonable to expect, depending on your age, that the crown or bridge may need to be replaced during your lifetime. This risk varies from person to person, but is particularly relevant for patients who clench or grind their teeth.