Are all implants successful?
There are many variables to be considered in the success of implants. -First, the patient's general and dental health. There must be adequate healing potential present in the patient. For example, if the patient is an uncontrolled diabetic, incomplete healing could complicate the procedure. If such a condition develops at a later date aber the implant(s) has been done, this too may complicate the future of the implant(s).
-Second, a proper diagnosis, implant placement and implant prosthetics must be made by the dentist.
-Third, the implant(s) must be maintained properly by the patient and the dentist. If either person is neglecvul, there may be complications.
-Fourth, if the patient is a heavy smoker or an excessive alcoholic drink consumer, the success of the implant(s) will be effected.

Is there a risk of cancer?
There is no instance reported in dental or medical literature of dental implants being the cause of a cancer.

Will there be discomfort?
Just as any surgery, there can be some pain. However, anesthetics and sedation virtually eliminate discomfort during actual surgery. Post-operative pain will be similar to that of having teeth removed. Patients will be provided with medication before the day of surgery to alleviate this discomfort.

How much Ime does it take?
It depends on your condition and needs, and the extent of the work involved. Individual operations may take from one half-hour to several hours. There may be as few as one operation, or a series of operations and follow-up visits, which would be scheduled over a period of months to insure proper healing.