In regards to oral functions and facial appearance, a lot of people, especially elderly ones, have found dental implants to be useful dental appliances. When using by dental adhesives to hold artificial teeth, a feeling of discomfort is constantly felt which can be avoided by using dental implants to securely hold them in place.
While implants are an effective form of treatment there are also certain risks involved that cannot be ignored. When using dental implants, there are also certain common problems that are often faced as well.
The failure of implants is not uncommon, and the implant is called rejected which can happen due to one of the many risk factors. The most common reasons for the implant to be rejected is the insufficient bulk of the jaw, or overstress of the opposing teeth on the implant section, Bruxism etc. When we talk of implants, the Osseointegration concept is the most looked at, because that is the process which helps in integration of the implant within the jaw bone. But if that fails to occur, the implant doesn’t fit into the jaw bone, and hence is called as a rejected one. Just like in Denture placement, the Implant placement also has every step with its own importance, so if any step is planned improperly, this would lead to failure of the implant.
The inflammation of soft and hard tissues surrounding the implants is described with the use of a term known as Peri-Implantitis. When bacteria contaminates and infects the site of the implant this causes a swelling in these tissues. When it comes to dental implants, this problem is quite common and this process is considered quite destructive. The jawbone can also be damaged as a result of peri-implantitis.
Improperly Fitted Implants
Another common problem involving implants is the situation where the implants are improperly or loosely fitted. The implants eventually break of fall off from where they have been placed if they are fitted loosely. In order to prevent the situation from getting worse, the broken implants then need to be replaced as soon as possible.
The swelling of tissues can also occur when using dental implants. The patient can also suffer from temporary pain and inflammation in the tissue surround the area where the implants are fitted. Practicing proper oral care enables the inflammation from getting worse.
The site of the implant can also suffer from possible nerve damage. When an implant is fitted too close to a nerve it results in this common problem. Not only is a damaged nerve severely painful but it can be even more painful if an implant is placed over an already damaged nerve. For the correction of such a situation and the prevention of more damage from occurring, the implant needs to be removed if a nerve has been damaged.
Problems with the Sinuses
Sinus problems can also possibly occur if the dental implants are placed in the upper jaw. The problem is usually caused when the cavities in the sinuses are disturbed by the dental implants. For the correction of this problem the dental implants also need to be replaced as well.
While risks are involved with any treatment, dental implants also have quite a lot of advantages too.