Avoiding the Removal of Dental Implants

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Dental implant removal is hardly ever necessary, but when it is required then the reason is almost always down to infection and inflammation, or failure of the implant to integrate with the surrounding bone.

The most common reasons for requiring the removal of dental implants include:

  • Peri-implantitis. This is an infection at the implant site that can cause swelling and inflammation in both the soft and hard tissues surrounding the implant. This infection can be severe, and if not dealt with promptly could result in bone loss.
  • Dental implants becoming loose. Dental implants can become mobile for a variety of reasons; they may become loose if they have been improperly placed or if the implant doesn’t osseointegrate with the surrounding bone. Sometimes the actual implant components can fail in some way, but this is pretty rare. In this case it may be possible to recover the implant in some way and to replace certain parts.
  • Sometimes the removal of dental implants becomes necessary due to nerve damage. It’s possible for the implant to be placed too close to a nerve, or even right over the nerve. This can be extremely painful, and does require the immediate attention of a dentist or oral surgeon. In this case the implant may be removed and replaced at a later date.
  • If dental implants are placed in the upper jaw, there’s always the risk they could create sinus problems. In which case it’s likely to require the removal of dental implants. Once the area has healed there is every chance the oral surgeon will be able to replace the implants.
  • Occasionally an implant crown can become loose, exposing the dental implant underneath. This can affect the integration of the implant and could eventually cause it to fail.

bigstock-Dental-implant-21445361 All these symptoms may sound quite worrying, but the truth is that most patients will have dental implants that are trouble-free for many years, or even for a lifetime. Patients can help avoid circumstances requiring the removal of dental implants by following a few simple precautions. It’s essential to practice good oral hygiene both before and after the surgery, as failure to do so could increase the risk of infection at the implant site. This good oral hygiene should be continued throughout the healing period, and after the final restoration has been placed. It’s essential to keep to a regular schedule of follow-up visits and to book professional cleanings to ensure the implant is kept free from infection and inflammation to avoid the removal of dental implants.

Choosing who places your implants

One of the most important factors to consider about implant surgery is the choice of doctor you choose. Simply put, a more experienced doctor will be able to avoid many of the problems listed above. Implant surgery has to be properly planned, and is the reason your doctor needs  CT scans and x-rays of the implant site, as these show all the relevant nerves and other structures within the jawbone that need to be avoided. Proper placement will mean the stresses are evenly distributed through the implant so there’s less chance of any fractures or failures. When properly done implant surgery success rates are as high as 95%, but a top dentist such as Dr. Jonathan Penchas can achieve the highest success rates.

When you think there may be a complication and want to avoid the removal of dental implants, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with Dr. Penchas to clear up any concerns.

 

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