5 Complications of Dental Implants and How to Overcome Them

Dental Implants and Complications
June 10, 2018
by FastNewSmile®

Although dental implants are a routine surgical procedure and are highly successful when done by a prosthodontist, sometimes complications can occur. These complications are a rarity, but fortunately, there are solutions to all of these issues. At FastNewSmile, we believe in making our patients comfortable with all aspects of oral surgery. Find out about some of these rare complications and how we can help you prevent them before or after your next dental implant procedure.

1. Failing to Keep the Procedure Area Clean

Cleanliness after dental implant surgery is important. Even though implants are not your natural teeth, they still need to be maintained. They will not fracture or decay, but infection is surely possible.

Simply by brushing, flossing, and scheduling routine cleanings with your dentist, you can avoid some of the issues that come with neglect of teeth implants. Not only can you become infected if you neglect them directly after the surgery, but you could cause bone loss, and eventually the loss of your implant.

2. Lack of Bone Density

A successful implant requires that there be enough bone surrounding it on all sides. If you have a bone deficiency, your implant surgeon will be able to let you know if you will be facing any surgical complications. Fortunately, FastNewSmile offers Zygomatic implant surgery that allows those suffering from bone loss to benefit from dental implant surgery.

3. Your Implant Suffers from Micromovement

It is imperative that your dental implant remain immobile for a period of time to allow integration of the implant in your mouth to occur. The healing process of dental implants is around 17 weeks. During this time the bone remodels itself to successfully take hold of the implant.

Micromovement can be very painful and mean the failure of your investment. You want to avoid this issue at all cost. After your implant surgery, make sure that your provider offers you advice on what foods to avoid and what procedures to take during the healing process.

4. Previous Medical Conditions

Sometimes even if you have the right bone structure to hold an implant in place, previously existing medical conditions may prevent you from going through with the surgery due to inverse impacts on healing.

While these are not absolutes, these conditions may prevent your implant from healing properly:

  • Cancer
  • Uncontrolled gum disease
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Alcoholism

Your implant provider will be able to guide you through the process of determining whether or not you are eligible for dental implant surgery.

5. Stress on the Dental Implants

Even when the implant is lodged into the bone, it can become stressed and create issues that lead to bone loss and infection. Fortunately, this can be prevented during the treatment planning stage of your procedure. Simply go through your provider’s treatment proposals and work with them to ensure that the implant they are using for your surgery is one that will fit correctly and reduce any stress on your bones.

FastNewSmile Helps Our Implant Patients Prepare for a Successful Procedure

If you are ready for a FastNewSmile, we are ready to make your dreams come true. Contact us today to find out how to get the process started. Our experienced staff is prepared to answer any of your questions and ensure that your surgery is a success.