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Common Issues with Dental Implants and Solutions

Dental implants can replace missing teeth and this procedure comes with a high rate of success. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some possible issues and risks to consider. Your dentist will discuss these risks with you so that you understand the pros and cons of the type of dental implant you are getting.

A common issue that can occur with dental implants is infection.

his can happen if bacteria is introduced to the site of implantation during the surgical procedure. You will feel pain when this happens and there will be inflammation at the site. In extreme situations, this can also cause failure of the implant. Therefore, it is very important that you practice good oral hygiene. Your dentist will advise you before the procedure about how you can maintain good oral health habits to take care of Queensland dental implants. You will also be prescribed antibiotics by the dentist to prevent this from happening. There are many reasons for an implant to fail. You can’t predict 100% success with any surgical procedure as there are things that can go wrong. One reason that your implant can fail is because it has not integrated with the jawbone properly. Sometimes, the implant can come loose over time. There are many reasons why this can happen such as smoking, not maintaining proper oral hygiene and having underlying medical conditions.         

If your follow-up appointments identify possible implant failure, your dentist will try to find the cause for this and come up with a treatment plan so that you don’t lose your restored smile. Before the procedure, they will inform you of things that can possibly go wrong during the surgery. One such example is nerve damage which can lead to pain in the area. You may also feel numbness or tingling in this area. You will need to work with your dentist to manage these symptoms. They will provide you with pain medication and there may also be physical therapy recommended. It is very important that you practice good oral hygiene as there can be many things that can go wrong otherwise. One such issue is gum recession where the implant will be exposed to bacteria. This will increase your risk of infection.

If you are used to grinding or clenching your teeth, this can put a lot of pressure on the implant.

And this can lead to many issues including implant failure. Your dentist can help you identify what is causing this implant overload and how you can address the issue. You can wear a mouthguard when you are sleeping so that you don’t grind teeth. They can also adjust the placement of the implant so that it is not subjected to a lot of pressure. There are also certain unforeseen things that can happen such as allergic reactions. You can develop an allergic reaction to the materials that are used in the implant and this can cause pain and inflammation. By identifying what is causing the allergic reaction, your dentist will be able to provide you with an implant made of alternative materials.