Oral Nightmare: How a Simple Dental Implant Can Go Wrong

A visit to the dentist has always been our least favorite thing to do. Lying on the chair with the dentist trying to examine your mouth with the help of weird instruments – who would like that? However, sometimes, it becomes empirical; especially when it comes to dental implants.

So What Exactly Is A Dental Implant?

As the name suggests, dental implants involve surgical positioning of metal posts and frames into your jaw, and then mounting replacement teeth on them. In this way, implants provide a steady support for artificial teeth. Although dental implants are costly, they prove to be beneficial in many ways. One of the benefits of dental implants is that the artificial tooth/teeth do not move around in your mouth when eating or speaking. In other words, they have a very low chance of breaking, or even shifting from their place. Another benefit of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.

However, in order to keep them healthy in the long run, you need to take proper care of them. This involves having a proper dental care routine and frequent visits to the dentist (no matter how you much dislike them!).

Main Types Of Dental Implants

The two main types of dental implants are Endosteal and Subperiosteal implants.

The most common type of implant performed by Implant Dentists in McKinney is Endosteal. It involves placing dental implants in the jawbone. These are typically made of titanium and shaped like small screws. This implant is best suited to those with a strong jawbone.

On the other hand, subperiosteal implants are also dental implants which are placed in the gum or just above the jawbone, but not in it. According to Implant Dentists in McKinney, this type of implant is best suited to those patients who have a weak jawbone, and cannot or do not want to undergo the bone augmentation procedure.

In What Circumstances Can A Dental Implant Fail?

A dental implant may seem to be a simple procedure, but one wrong step can mess it up completely. Although the failure rate for dental implants is 5% (which is really small), when we consider the number of dental implants people get annually, or even monthly, this 5% converts into a good amount of failed dental implants.

There are also many other reasons an implant could fail, and these reasons can cause either an early dental implant failure or late/long-term failure. Reasons for early failure include catching an autoimmune disease, an infection, not taking proper care of your oral hygiene, poor blood supply and so on.

On the other hand, reasons for late failure include an “under-engineered” procedure, smoking, bruxism, lack of gum tissue, etc.

In order to avoid failure in both short term and long term, one must always take some precautions. This starts from selecting the right dentist, and also includes discussing all your queries with your dentist. Apart from this, we cannot emphasize enough on taking care of your oral hygiene in order to prevent any infections.

Have you ever gotten a dental implant and it failed? If yes, then visit Eternity dental to have authentic consultation and dentistry services by a professional team. Share your experience with us now!

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