Studies have shown a five-year success rate of approximately 95% for lower jaw implants and 90% for upper jaw implants. The success rate for upper jaw implants is a little lower because the upper jaw is less dense than the lower jaw. This makes implantation more difficult for the oral surgeon, and more difficult for osseointegration (the process where the implant integrates with the jaw bone) to take place.
While some of these factors are the responsibility of the patient (i.e. smoking and poor oral hygiene), the experience of the oral surgeon doing the implants will play the biggest role in the success rates. It’s imperative to find a highly qualified oral surgeon when considering dental implants.
By getting answers to the questions above, you’ll be able to make a well-informed decision as to what dentist to work with and you’ll have the greatest success rates with your dental implants!