A common question that patients ask is “Are dental implants dangerous?” The idea of getting a dental surgery can be intimidating, especially for patients with dental anxiety. Today, we hope to ease some of your anxiety, while answering this question.
Before moving forward with a procedure, it is important to make sure that you feel comfortable and all of your questions are answered. Every dental implant dentist has different experience, uses different techniques, labs, and even different materials.
Dental implants one of the safest procedures with a success rate between 90-99%. However, like any surgery, there are some inherent risks involved with dental implants. Most risks with dental implants occur when an inexperienced dentist is administering the treatment.
Risks of Dental Implant Surgery
The most common risk is dental implant failure, due to a rejection of the implant or underlying health problems. A less common risk associated with dental implant surgery is nerve damage, due to an improper placement of the implant.
At the same time, dentists are unable to ensure that every surgery has a positive outcome, and while rare, random complications can arise. The most common risks include: infection, damage to the sinuses, surrounding teeth and gums, nerves, or implant failure.
At Vero Dental Spa, our cosmetic dentists are experienced in implant placement, and use state-of-the-art technology to ensure proper placement of dental implants. Not to mention, we have follow-up examinations, so we can catch any post-treatment problems before they arise and see that the treatment is healing properly.
After your dental implant treatment, you should pay close attention to your symptoms. Some discomfort, swelling, bruising, and minor bleeding after your surgery is normal, and most of these symptoms will clear up over time. If you feel like they are not resolving or feel like you are in copious amounts of pain, then you should schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately.
Improving Your Chance of Dental Implant Success
After your dental implant treatment, there are a number of precautions you can take to help improve the success of your treatment. For one, you should avoid eating hard foods directly after your treatment. Instead, it is a better idea to stick to a soft food diet, in which chewing is minimal. Excessive chewing on your new implant can shift the implant and harm the alignment, which can influence your implant’s ability to integrate with the jawbone.
Secondly, after your treatment, you can decrease the risk of infection by staying on top of your dental health. Brushing and flossing regularly will keep bacteria and food from accumulating around the implant, as well as keep your gums healthy.
Next, you should make sure you follow your cosmetic dentist’s post-operative instructions. We might give you special instructions, tailored to the state of your dental health. For instance, if you are prone to infection, we might recommend special mouth washes or prescribe antibiotics. Lastly, make sure that you attend all of your follow-up appointments, so we can assess your healing and progress.
The Predictability of Dental Implants
In their earlier days, dental implants were not as predictable or safe. However, with advancements in technology and materials, the surgical placement of a dental implant is incredibly predictable.
Even in their earliest stages, the benefits of dental implants far outweigh the risks. For instance, unlike other treatments, dental implants restore the function, health, and appearance of your smile, providing physical and mental benefits.
At Vero Dental Spa, we use high-quality biocompatible implants, so your implant can fuse to your jawbone, staying strongly anchored in your mouth. If you’re worried about undergoing dental implant surgery, we will be happy to answer any questions you have during your initial consultation.
During your dental implant consultation, we will discuss our techniques, the materials we use, and so forth, so you can feel secure before your surgery. Schedule a consultation for dental implants at Vero Dental Spa today.