Problems Associated with Dental Implants By Jose Valenzuela on July 12, 2011

Many people who are missing teeth benefit greatly from getting dental implants. These artificial tooth roots provide a secure and sturdy hold of dental restorations, whether they be single dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures. With that said, though, there are possible risks associated with dental implants that you should keep in mind. When you come to our practice for Imperial Valley dental implants, we’ll work to ensure that you have a positive experience with implant dentistry and that you are well-informed each step of the way of your treatment. Let’s take a quick moment right now to look at the potential problems that some patients may face with their dental implants.

Since oral surgery is involved in the placement of dental implants and the implants are a foreign body (though one that is meant to get integrated into the jaw structures), there is a chance of infection. This can be quite severe in some cases and must be taken seriously. In addition, given that the dental implants need to be placed into the jaw area, there is a chance that you may experience damage to the nerves in the gum area and have some of the gum tissue harmed by the surgery. Again, though, we should stress that these risks are rather rare.

The biggest risk associated with dental implants is poor fusion or failed fusion of the dental implants. The healing and recovery process after oral surgery is critical. During this period, a process known as osseointegration is to take place. Osseointegration essentially means the dental implants become actual roots in the mouth, joining to the bone structure and gum tissue. If this does not take place, the dental implants may be loose, painful, and could even fall out.

If you are considering dental implants to secure dental bridges, Imperial Valley dental crowns, or dentures, rest assured that our team will strive to ensure your visit and treatment is as problem free and worry free as possible. For more information about dental implants and if they are the best option for you, contact our implant dentistry center serving Imperial Valley today.

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