Time for fusion of dental implant
Needed time for fusion of the dental implant in lower jaw is about 3 months and in upper jaw is about 5 months but this is varied for different people. For example; in some cases when sinus lift is done for upper jaw; it is recommended to wait for 30 days and be sure about the bone density to provide a better condition for dental implant.
In some other cases when bone graft or bone splint is necessary; it is recommended to consider more time before starting dental implant treatment.
Sometimes when the bone density is low, a longer time is needed to provide necessary bone density. However, when the bone density is suitable, this time can be reduced.
What is the success rate of dental implant treatments?
Based on the evidences; the rate of success for dental implant treatment is up to 95%. But in some rare cases; lack of fusion of the implant is reported and in these cases gum tissue may stick to the implant.
The reason is a hard impact on the dental implant. In these cases, dental implant is dislocated and fusion process will not occur. The best condition for dental implant fusion in jaw bone is lack of movement of the dental implant and any pressure on dental implant can cause this problem.
In these cases, it is necessary to remove the dental implant . Then, the dentist should plan for another dental implant .
Another reason for failure of dental implant treatment is the negative reaction of patient’s body to dental implant . This is a very rare case. It is recommended to wait for a while and plan for starting dental implant treatment again.
Some considerations for improving the chance of successful dental implant treatment include observing oral health condition, no smoking and no alcohol consumption.