Dental Implants – Problems That Can Be Avoided
When it comes to dental implants, problems can come up. These problems sadly, will add on to an already expensive procedure. The chance of having tooth implant problems can be lowered by following a good plan as laid out by the dentist before the dental implant procedure is done. In this article I will list a few of the possible problems that can occur and how to lower the chances of them happening.
One thing you want to do to increase your odds of a successful implant procedure if you are a smoker is to outright quit smoking. This is very important if you do not want your dental implants to have any problems.
Peri-implantitis is probably the most common problems that can occur. It is caused by bacteria in or around the area of the implant. The symptoms are inflammation in the tissue surrounding the implant and usually only needs to be thoroughly cleaned along with using antibiotics as prescribed.
Loose, bent or broken implants are all caused by overly grinding your teeth or biting too hard. To repair usually the implant will have to be replaced in this instance.
It is not likely to happen if you have chosen a good dentist to insert your implants but sometimes an implant will be placed near or right on top of a nerve. This is very painful and the implant will have to be removed, the bone allowed to heal and regenerate and then have the tooth implanted again in a better position.
To help decide if you are a good candidate for a tooth implant your dentist will perform tests to determine if your bone density is enough to hold an implant in place. Will determine your general health level and will lay out a plan for you to follow while waiting for your procedure.
What you can do to avoid most dental implants problems is to be sure you are in good overall health, practice good oral hygiene and following the advice of your dental professional. If you smoke, one word says it all, "Quit." When looking for a dental professional to put in your implants, always do your due diligence just as you would for any surgeon. Seek out second opinions and recommendations and always ask questions about what will happen as well as what can happen.