Dental Implant: Benefits, Risks and More

The dental implant is a dental treatment to complete missing teeth. Screws prepared from titanium or titanium components are prepared to imitate roots and placed on jawbone. There are lots of questions about this treatment in terms of advantages and disadvantages. The purpose of dental implant treatment is to make durable and healthiest prosthetics to replace teeth loss.

Patient profiles cover a wide range including patients with insufficient jawbone density, infection, patients who lost all teeth and patients with one teeth loss.

In the case of patients with insufficient jawbone, this problem is solved with various methods. On the other hand, in case of infection, implant treatment can start after infection treatment.

Dental implant advantages

When teeth root is missing from the jawbone, jawbone might be thinned since there is no activity. The main advantage of dental implants is preventing bone thinning due to missing loss as these implants ensure natural teeth form.

After implant treatment, patients can consume all food products that can be consumed with their natural teeth. Patients can completely chew. Strong chewing is possible.

When treatment is applied to only one missing teeth, there is no need to apply abrasion or any other operation on nearby teeth.

This treatment enables longer use than traditional dental bridgework and total prosthetics.

This treatment enables both mobile and fixes prosthetics.

There is no limitation for talking, smiling or other daily activities.

Is dental implant risky?

Although it is rare, there are risks in implant treatment. But by choosing an expert doctor and high-quality implant brands as well as oral care and hygiene can eliminate these risks.

Oral bacteria related risks: If the patient has a gingival recession problem, dental implant roots can come out. This might trigger infection risk. If this is not treated, the implant can be lost due to infection.

Infection risk: Improper oral care and hygiene might cause infection around the implant. People with diabetes and smokers also have this risk. If antibiotics recommended after treatment is delayed or not used, infection risk will occur. Swelling face, high temperature, redness, pain, and pus are among implant infections. In this case, patients need to contact his/her doctor without losing time. The instant intervention will be applied to infection at the early stages. The infection will be sterilized and antibiotic treatment will start.

Titanium allergy: Various studies showed that titanium is a human tissue friendly element. Therefore, implants are only manufactured from titanium. However, if the patient has a titanium allergy, the implant might be removed.

Nerve problems: If the selected doctors is not an expert, there could be nerve damage during anesthetic application before dental implant treatment. This could cause sensation loss and pain around gingiva.

Yellow nail syndrome: Although it is rare, this is a risk after implant treatment. When the implant is removed, yellow nail syndrome will go away.

A most common question by patients is whether their body will reject the implant. If the patient does not have an implant allergy, there is no tissue rejection risk. But if their infection occurred during the healing period, excessive alcohol consumption and smoking, insufficient and incorrect oral care might make dental implant-bone integration hard. In some cases, implant-bone integration might be completely prevented.

Does implant damage chin bone?

Before implant treatment, the jawbone of the patient is assessed. Jawbone must have suitable to place the implant. Otherwise, a dental implant is not possible. When high-quality and approved implants are used and if an expert doctor completed this treatment, the jawbone will not get damaged.

What is advanced implant treatment?

If the patient does not have sufficient jawbone for the implant, we have mentioned that doctors need to find a solution to this problem. Advanced implant treatment includes solving bone loss problems and applying implant treatment. If bone loss is mild, calf bone dust and membrane are used as a tent to create new bone. If bone loss is advanced, the patient’s own bones are used for forming jawbone. Advanced implant treatment requires experience and expertise.