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Risks Associated with Dental Implants

Risks Associated with Dental ImplantsDental implants are a secure and natural-looking tooth replacement option for those who have lost teeth due to trauma, gum disease or dental decay. They consist of a titanium root device that is implanted directly into the jawbone where the root of the missing tooth had been previously and a porcelain crown. The dental implant procedure has been shown to be extremely safe and effective and has one of the highest success rates of any tooth replacement procedure with few associated risks.

The titanium used in the implant device is entirely compatible with human tissue and therefore poses no rejection risk, while the materials used to make the crown are equally compatible. The most common risk is dislocation of the titanium rod, which is rare and, while inconvenient, poses no actual physical risk to you.

Other risks associated with dental implants are generally avoidable through a thorough screening of patients before the procedure, ensuring they enjoy good dental health. Those who have inadequate bone structure or poor dental health may need treatment before undergoing the implant procedure. In some cases, dental implants can affect the nerves of the mouth or the sinus membrane. These risks cannot be eliminated entirely, but an experienced implant dentist will work to minimize them.

Following post-operative instructions will enable the patient to reduce the risk of swelling, pain, tenderness and infection. Smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, and other health conditions may lead to delayed healing. If you are interested in receiving implants, it is crucial that you discuss your health thoroughly with our West Hollywood dentist for the best results.


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