DENTAL IMPLANT
SUCCESS STATISTICS

Our Success Statistics: Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent, effective, and long lasting alternative to missing teeth. Dental implants are generally superior to bridge work and dentures; often improving the patient’s oral health in a significant matter regardless of the patient’s age. Dr. Silberg, an award winning dentist, has been successfully placing dental implants into patients with a 99% success rate since 1984. You can take a look at numerous statistics below for our dental implants, but to summarize: out of over 4,000 dental implants that have been issued, less than 200 of them were recalled for various reasons.

Dr. Silberg has tracked his results over many years and can confidently say that, according to statistics, he has a 99% success rate when it comes to placing dental implants.

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Year

Number Implants Placed

Number Implants Removed

Number Implants Re-implanted

Net Number Implants Lost

Net Percentage Lost

Net Number Implants Retained

Overall Net Percentage Success Rate

1984-1995
208
13
0
13
6%
195
94%
1996
42
4
2
2
5%
40
95%
1997
111
3
2
1
1%
110
99%
1998
96
7
5
2
2%
94
98%
1999
101
5
3
2
2%
99
98%
2000
117
14
11
3
3%
114
97%
2001
105
5
4
1
1%
104
99%
2002
193
13
9
4
2%
189
98%
2003
193
7
8
-1
-1%
194
101%
2003
193
7
8
-1
-1%
194
101%
2004
210
11
11
0
0%
210
100%
2005
216
22
18
4
2%
212
98%
2006
257
8
7
1
0%
256
100%
2007
264
15
8
7
3%
256
97%
2008
315
19
18
1
0%
314
100%
2009
247
7
6
1
0%
246
100%
2010
241
5
6
0
0%
242
100%
2011
257
8
7
1
0%
256
100%
2012
265
4
7
-3
-1%
268
99%
2013
281
12
9
3
1%
278
99%
2014
327
12
6
6
2%
321
98%
2015
289
21
12
9
3%
280
97%
2016
275
22
17
5
2%
270
98%
2017
280
10
11
-1
0%
281
100%
2018
298
13
10
3
1%
295
99%
Totals
5188
260
197
42
1%
5124
99%

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If you’re still on the fence about getting dental implants, remember that you can try them out for a test drive. You can try out your custom made dental implants for a 45-day period. During that time, you should be able to notice a remarkable difference in your quality of life as dental implants drastically improve your ability to eat, chew, speak, and smile normally. If you end up happy with your dental implants, you can keep them for your lifetime. If you’re not, you can return them and have them removed long with your surgical fee returned.

Reasons that the implants were removed

Reason

Number

Reason & Number

Smoking
36
Infections
50
Bite trauma
3
Poor Healing
33
Poor Bone
34
Short Implants
2
Implant Surfaces
27
1st stage healing failure
49
Implant Fracture
11
Unknown Reasons
15
Total
260

In some cases, multiple reasons existed, but only one reason was assigned.

In more than half of the cases, the removal of the first implant was followed by the successful replacement on the second attempt.

3% of the implants were lost and not replaced.

Over the years manufacturing issues have sometimes created implant surfaces that have contributed to implant failures.

In 2007, seven old style implants were removed from 4 patients that got infected. They were placed in the early 1990’s. They were not replaced.

If you have any questions regarding our success statistics, please feel free to contact us as we would be happy to address your questions or concerns.

Statistics updated as of January 1, 2019

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