November 01, 2017
A dental implant might be the best solution for long-term dental restoration. This treatment is a great option to mimic the function and appearance of a natural tooth. But, some patients are worried about the side effects of dental implants.
When the implant is placed in the mouth, a titanium post is positioned in the jaw. Then, the bone will strengthen around the post so that a ceramic tooth can be secured on top of the post.
It is common for patients to experience a few side effects after the surgery, such as swelling and bruising in the affected area. Most people feel discomfort and even pain, but medication can be used to keep the patient comfortable. The healing time varies. Eventually the swelling and bruising will dissipate as the area heals.
Infection is a potential side effect of a tooth implant, although it can be prevented with the right care techniques. People with weakened immune systems or other health problems have a higher susceptibility to infections after surgery. If someone has a high risk of an infection, then they might be given an antibiotic prescription for prevention.
After the ceramic tooth is placed on the post, there is a risk that the tooth might come loose and dislodge. This problem is minor and easy to fix. There is no risk to your dental health if you encounter this side effect.
The worst side effect that might occur is that the implant fails to integrate into the jaw bone. This integration depends on a variety of factors, such as the materials that are used and the overall health of the patient. People with good health usually have great outcomes. But, the risk of side effects increases for people with poor health.
Even though there is a chance of implant failure, most people don’t encounter this problem. The success rate is usually 95% or higher. So, you can expect that you probably won’t have any serious problems with the integration of the implant post in your jawbone
When you consider the long-term success of dental implants, you can see why these potential side-effects are minimal compared to the benefits that are available. If you are interested in this dental treatment, then it is important that you talk to an experienced dental professional to see if you are a good candidate.
Call our team at Clock Tower Dentistry to learn more. We will schedule a consultation and evaluate your dental health and overall wellness to see if dental implants are right for you.