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Risks of Dental Implant

  September 1, 2015

POTENTIAL RISKS FOR DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURES

Any kind of surgery goes hand in hand with some level of risk to potentially jeopardise the health of the patient. Fortunately, dental implant surgery is a highly successful operation with minimal risk attached. The key to a successful procedure is the combination of a qualified dentist, careful planning and correct healing. The highly-skilled and professional team at Market Street Dental Office provides quality dental implants in Watford, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands.

What risks do dental implants pose?

Dental implant surgery has the low potential to result in a number of issues, namely, bleeding disorders, infections, and allergies.

What causes these risks?

A selection of unlikely scenarios can result in risk to the patient, including:

  • Infection
  • Fracturing of the dental implant
  • Damage to surrounding teeth, nerves, and blood vessels
  • Poor bone quality or quantity
  • Incorrect placing of the implant

The good news is that dental implant procedures have a high success rate. Any problems can be easily avoided with the correct care and consideration of a qualified dentist. It’s also always possible to reattempt the implant procedure if necessary, providing enough time has passed to allow the patient to fully heal.

What is peri-implantitis?

Peri-implantitis is one of the more common risks that develop after dental implant procedures. It’s the name given to the severe inflammation of the gum and bone surrounding the implant. This irritation is often the result of bacterial infection or excessive biting pressure on the implant. If you’re experiencing peri-implantitis, it’s best to consult your dentist immediately to avoid further damage and the potential loss of your implant. 

How do I avoid peri-implantitis?

Keeping your dental implant in healthy condition can be achieved with simple good dental care. Daily brushing and flossing removes all plaque and debris surrounding the implant, preventing infection from developing. You must also attend regular follow-up appointments with your dentist to receive vital professional care. Your dentist will examine the implant and check for any problems. Special tools will be used to remove any hard calcified deposits on the soft tissue surrounding the implant. It may also be necessary to adjust the bite of the implant to ensure it functions correctly and doesn’t cause further damage.

 

Our friendly and professional team of dentists in Watford provides dental implants with dedicated care and skill. Get in touch to book your free consultation with us today!

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