In order for a dental implant to succeed, the patient must be in good oral and overall health and do an excellent job of maintaining optimal oral hygiene once the implant has been placed. One of the main benefits of dental implants in Las Vegas is that 95 – 98% of all dental implants are successful. Before you have dental implants placed, your implant dentist will assess your jawbone and gum tissue health, which includes the assessment of the depth and thickness of your jawbone and other factors, which could affect your success rate. In order for a dental implant to be successful in replacing a missing tooth, the jawbone must be thick enough to securely hold the implant in place. A dental implant is made of titanium that allows it to bond or fuse properly with the jawbone over time in a process called osseointegration. It is imperative that the jawbone be healthy and of the proper thickness to accommodate the implant for a successful procedure.