Peter Ngai, DMD and Penny L. Phipps, DDS
6 McBride and Son Center | Chesterfield, Missouri 63005

Are dental implants safe?

Dental implants have been in use for many years and have a high rate of long-term success. While there is always a risk of the implant failing, our Elk Grove, CA dentists are skilled at determining if you are a good candidate for implants. The primary causes of implant failure are not enough bone to fuse the implant to and improper oral care after the implant is placed.

If we determine your bone structure is not sufficient to anchor a dental implant, we can do bone grafts to increase the available bone before placing the implant. This will improve the implant’s chance of success significantly. Dr. Phipps or Dr. Ngai will discuss this option with you if it is an issue in your individual case.

Proper oral care is crucial to a healthy dental implant. Follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions once the implant is in place, and make sure you continue to brush and floss regularly. If you have concerns about the proper care of your dental implant, we are happy to address them and work with you to ensure your best chance of success! Contact us today to schedule a consultation and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.