Dental implants have a phenomenal 95% success rate, according to clinical studies. This figure is the highest among any method of teeth replacement. Among the factors that cause implant failure, most are under the control of the patient. Smoking, drinking heavily, not following post-operative orders or post-operative dietary restrictions all lower the chances of success. Some medical conditions, such as diabetes, can also play a role in the success and longevity of one’s implants. These conditions can be discussed and planned for during the initial consultation.