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Are dental implants safe to have?

I am a 46-year-old female who wants a dental implant for my missing tooth. Are dental implants safe to have?

9 Answers

Dental Implants are a safe, well-established treatment for teeth replacement. It’s probably true to say that implants, much like natural teeth, will last for as long as you care for them. Contemporary dental implants have been in place for over 30 years.
Generally, yes. There are some risk involved and you should ask your dentist/surgeon about those complications before doing the procedure.
Yes, they have been around for 70+ years with great advancements in their technology. I believe they are the standard of care for patients replacing teeth that have enough bone and are in good health. Each patient is unique, but for the majority of patients they are very safe and a very good option.
Absolutely. They have over 90% success rate. Like everything else, they have to be done by people who know what they are doing! Implant diagnostics and correct placement will result in a long-term guarded prognosis and happy patients.
In general, YES. But there are many factors involved with having an implant to replace a lost tooth. I would recommend you get two qualified opinions from general dentists who both do Implants and bridges to replace teeth. Implants are not always the best or healthiest option and many considerations such as the quality of bone in the area, ability to maintain the area, your bite, and aesthetics are important.

I hope my answer is helpful,   

A. Vandiveer Strait, DDS, FAGD 
I believe the implants are one of the safe treatments to replace missing teeth. The history of implants is almost 50 years.

Dr. Koh
Yes. Research and practice has shown that dental implants are a safe and effective way to help in the replacement of missing teeth. As a matter of fact, I have had 2 implants placed in my own mouth over the years.
Yes. Each situation is unique and should be evaluated by your dentist.
Think of dental implants like tiny versions of knee and hip replacements. I've been restoring them for over 25 years, and have 4 of them myself. Definitely safe!