Risks Associated With Dental Implants
Fountain Valley, CA
When dental implants are installed, you can experience mixed emotions. The thought of being able to eat your favorite foods once more and having a stunning smile thrill many people who choose to have dental implants implanted. However, being anxious about the post-operative recovery phase is expected. In particular, the implants must osseointegrate, or fuse, with the surrounding bone to be effective. Apart from the long recovery period, which could last up to three months, some risks are also associated with dental implants.
Apart from consulting the dentist's Dental Implant FAQ page to find the answers, at Bijan Family Dental Practice our doctors Dr. Bijan Modjtahedi and will guide you through the entire process of dental implant placement and will carry out frequent checkups after the dental implant procedure.
Pain After Getting a Dental Implant
You may experience painful and swollen gums for at least two to three days following the procedure. We advise scheduling the surgery for most patients around the end of the week, so you may take a few days off work and recover over the weekend. You should typically feel better by Tuesday if the operation is on a Thursday. If you return to work sooner than expected, you should avoid scheduling any crucial meetings or client appointments and limit yourself to simple tasks or email correspondence. The dentist will provide precise advice for returning to work after surgery because every patient and treatment is different.
Visible Missing Tooth
Your face may swell up over the first few days. This is very normal, so don't be alarmed. Even though it may be uncomfortable for a few days, having a robust and realistic replacement tooth makes it worthwhile. Wearing a temporary denture throughout the healing period may be an option if you desire a discrete solution.
Dental Implant Rejection
Dental implants might fail for several different causes. Your body may decide to reject your dental implant. This indicates that it can become loose or diseased and require replacement. Problems caused by unhealthy behaviors like tooth grinding, such as peri-implantitis (gum inflammation surrounding the implant), lack of osseointegration, which means your bone doesn't adapt to the implant, and lack of osseointegration may cause your dental implant to fail. The degree and site of infection will determine how it is treated. For instance, medications or soft tissue grafts may be needed to treat a gum infection caused by bacteria. A bone infection caused by bacteria may call for removing the implant and any affected bone tissue, followed by a soft tissue graft.
Loose Dental Implant
The dental implant will develop and merge with the jawbone over the first few weeks after the treatment. The long-term effectiveness of the implant depends on a process known as osseointegration. Many months may pass throughout this process. The dental surgeon may remove the implant if it doesn't integrate with the bone. Once the location has healed, a person might be able to try the implant operation again.