If a dental implant has been planned for success, placed with extreme care and technique, and your surgeon has used the best implants, your implant should remain healthy for the remainder of your life. There are extenuating circumstances and special care needs to be taken to ensure your implant stays healthy. Just like natural teeth, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene, have routine cleanings, and brush and floss around your dental implant. One of the highest risks of post-operative complications occur due to improper care of the dental implant. Other factors like, Diabetes, immunocompromised patients (like HIV, Hepatitis, Osteoprosis), and head and neck radiation can impact the chances of success, but in no way will subject the implant to failure. The risk is still very low.