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Problems with dental implants - What can go wrong

Problems with dental implants – What can go wrong?

What are the potential problems with dental implants that can occur?

A dental implant is a small, screw-like device that can replace a natural tooth root when implanted in the tooth bone or jawbone. The use of two families of implants is widespread in Hungary. One is the traditional, two-phase implant; the other is the newer, immediate-loading one-phase implant. We only work with one-phase implants, but when the topic is problems with dental implants, we think of both implant families. As you will find out later, the problem is not with the implant itself in most cases.

The one-phase immediate loading implant-based denture is a relatively new concept. In this case, “relative” means more than 15 years since we have used one-phase implants for tooth replacement for about that long. This implant significantly develops compared to traditionally prepared and two-phase implant-based dentures. The difference is primarily in usability. Although the success rate of dental implant-based restorations is nearly 100%, there are still some risks. In this article, the possible problems with dental implants will be our topic.

Problems with dental implants during implantation
Among the possible problems associated with dental implants, the most common concern is the amount and quality of bone required for implantation. Implant placement always starts with a thorough examination of the oral cavity based on X-ray and CT scans that we make on-site. It is necessary so that the implantologist can get an accurate picture of the state of the bones. Based on the knowledge thus acquired and the surgeon’s personal experience, he decides precisely where and how many implants he must insert.

It is possible that the information provided by the imaging system about bone quality does not fully correspond to reality. It happens mainly in the older age group. That may mean, for example, that the bone tissue marked as suitable at that point turns out to be unsuitable for implantation. In such cases, another implantation point must be sought.

It is a basic expectation that the patient may not feel pain during treatment! If the implantation occurs under local anesthesia and the patient feels pain during the procedure despite the usual pain relief, the patient has to let the doctor know immediately. That may be because not everyone has the same pain threshold on the one hand, and on the other hand, the anesthetic effect may vary per patient.

The situation is entirely different in the case of one-phase implant-based oral rehabilitation. We perform this intervention under general anesthesia, ensuring the patient is 100% pain and discomfort-free. The implantation package price includes the cost of general anesthesia.

Problems with dental implants after surgery
Dental implantation is the most severe dental treatment that significantly damages the tissues of the oral cavity, especially in oral rehabilitation. The most common is bleeding, swelling, unpleasant pressure, discoloration, or bruising-like tissue change in the surgical days after surgery. These are all signs of the body’s natural protection function. In post-surgery examinations, the doctor recognizes these signs and intervenes professionally if necessary.

Assessing the quality of the bone tissue intended for implant placement requires adequate theoretical knowledge and many years of practical experience in implantology. A novice or inexperienced implantologist may be wrong about the state of the bone despite the available X-rays. It is no coincidence that during the pre-implant examination, we take an X-ray and a CT scan. We consider the latter important because the CT scan shows a clearer 3D picture of the bones’ state and something invisible on a simple X-ray.

Problems with dental implants while in use
Although the success rate of dental implant-based tooth replacement is consistently high, you have to be careful right after implant placement. Although the one-phase implant is loadable immediately, it requires more attention in the weeks and months following implantation, during the ossification period. Avoid biting and chewing very hard; for example, you don’t want to break hard seeds with your new set of teeth. (Of course, this is not recommended later either 🙂

The possible problem may occur months or years after successful implant placement. As time progresses, the bone loses density, reducing its quality and quantity. If this happens in the bone surrounding the implants, they can loosen. In this case, it is necessary to find the proper bone tissue that will be able to firmly hold the implant and the set of teeth attached to them. In such a case, another solution may be a bone replacement.

Other kinds of problems with dental implants
Like natural teeth, implant-based dentures also require regular and thorough care to keep the gums and bone tissue healthy for as long as possible. With proper care, such dentures have worked reliably for decades. You must see your dentist immediately if you notice any problems with your dentures, feel pain, or have problems biting or chewing.

Most patients are satisfied with their implant-based dentures. The attentive reader may have noticed that although our topic is problems with dental implants, we did not discuss a specific implant problem. That is because there is rarely a problem with the implant itself! The vast majority of the issues are related to the loss of the patient’s bone tissue and the deterioration of the quality of the bone tissue. Therefore, to have as few problems as possible with your dental implant-based denture, we must take care of our bone tissue as much as possible.

Consider it if you are looking for reliable, double-guaranteed implant-based oral rehabilitation at an affordable price. Contact us. We offer fast, high-tech, and reliable solutions for those who require one-phase implant-based oral repair, which we perform under anesthesia. The implantation package price includes the cost of anesthesia and long-term temporary dentures.

In our article on problems with dental implants, we explained the issues that can occur during or after the implantation. We could find out that almost 99% of the issues are not with the implant itself but with the bone tissue receiving the implant. If you have any questions about the topic, we are happy to help.

In our Articles section, you can find more information about dentures, implants, and implantation methods. If you have an opinion about this article, let us know in the comment section below. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us.

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