Avoiding Risks and Knowing What to Do
As with any type of surgery, there are potential risks and complications, and dental implants are no exception. Implants come with very few known risks but published success rates are very high. Firstly, the choice of a qualified and certified dental practitioner to do the job reduces your risk for complications very significantly. Failure rates are quite unlikely if get yourself an expert with a carefully planned blueprint for your implant.
Some potential problems can be avoidable and those are dependent on the decision-making and expertise of a good dentist-surgeon. Situations like poor placement of the implant and low bone quality and quantity, and specific patient populations like diabetics, cancer patients, habitual smokers, and those with periodontitis are less than ideal conditions for implants. It may happen also, that during the procedure, mistakes can occur that might damage nerve and bone material.
There is an infection involving implants called peri-implantitis, usually due to excessive biting forces on the implant or that there’s bacterial infection of the gums and bone surrounding it. You must not apply stronger forces than usual, like biting on hard objects or food, thereby overloading it. Have the infection treated as early as possible to avoid implant fracture and lost . Again, routine maintenance by your dentist helps preserve overall dental health, including that of your implant.
Dental Implants in the Hands of Bellevue Expert
Know more if you are the right candidate for dental implants by consulting first with your Bellevue professional. Have a patient risk assessment with Dr. Lee and worry no further about who’s doing your dental implant.