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At Faircourt Dental Smile Studio, Dr. Mary Sue Stonisch wants you to experience the difference modern dentistry has to offer.

Mary Sue Stonisch, D.D.S. runs a general and preventative dental practice with expertise in aesthetics and implant dentistry. She is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Diplomat with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Stonisch also teaches Dentists as a mentor at the Kois Center in Seattle.

Complications Associated With Dental Implants

If you have experienced tooth loss, you know that it affects your appearance and your ability to chew efficiently. Dental implants, which have been used for half a century, are a safe and effective solution.

As in any medical procedure, however, there can be complications. Choosing a knowledgeable, well-trained implant dentist will help minimize complications and ensure skillful handling of any problems, should they arise.

The Success Rate of Dental Implants

But what exactly is the success rate of dental implants? Read on and we will review why dental implants are the best tooth replacement option, what causes tooth loss and dental implant loss as well as the factors that impact the success rate of dental implants.

Why are dental implants the best tooth replacement option?
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth.

They allow you to live the way you want to—confidently eating, smiling, laughing, talking, kissing and enjoying all of your everyday activities without worrying about your teeth.

Not all the restorations in dentistry are capable of achieving this.

Dentists mostly recommend implants for replacing lost teeth because, in functionality and characteristics, the implanted tooth almost behaves like a natural tooth. Studies have shown a success rate of over 95% for the implant restoration process.

dental implants before and after


The most common complications associated with dental implants include:

1. Infection: Infection can occur around the implant site, which can lead to implant failure.
2. Peri-implantitis: Peri-implantitis is a type of gum disease that affects the tissues around the dental implant. If left untreated, it can cause bone loss and implant failure.
3. implant failure: Sometimes, the implant fails to integrate with the jawbone, and it can loosen or fall out. This can occur due to several reasons, such as insufficient bone density or improper placement.
4. Nerve damage: Rarely, implants can cause nerve damage, leading to numbness or tingling in the lips, tongue, or chin.
5. Sinus problems: Implants in the upper jaw can sometimes cause sinus problems, such as sinusitis or sinus infections.
6. Allergic reaction: Some implant materials can cause allergies in some people, leading to complications.
It’s important to note that most dental implants are successful and have few complications. However, the risk of complications can increase if proper care and follow-up are not taken after the implant surgery.


If you are thinking about getting dental implants to replace your lost teeth, you should entrust your future smile to someone with the skills and technology to make your treatment a success. To learn more about how Dr. Stonisch, her team, and the tools in our office can help you, contact us today for a free consultation at 313-882-2000.


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