Dr. Spector of Gentle Dentistry in Haworth, NJ is here to explain how dental implants can fail, but assures his patients of his advanced experience and professionalism when it comes to dental implants. There are a few different reasons that dental implants can fail.
If you have experienced this, it is important that you find out why your procedure was not successful. Some of the many reasons could be: sinus infection complications, lack of sufficient jaw bone structure and strength, and error in the composition of the dental implants.
Considering the mouth is quite complex and is not exactly symmetrical, doctors must pay special attention to the specific measurements and dimensions of the mouth so the implants fit perfectly. If the lab or doctor messes up the composition of the implants, they could become loose and fall out of the patient’s mouth; disrupting the process of osseointegration.Osseointegration is the natural and biological fusion of titanium alloy in the jaw bone that holds the implants in a permanent and comfortable place. When this process does not complete, the dental implants will not be able to successfully stay in the mouth and the patient will have to wait the proper amount of time before they try again.
Do you suffer from sinus complications? If you are looking to get dental implants placed in the upper row of teeth, sinus infections can significantly complicate the procedure. The sinus cavity is located very close to the teeth and gums on the roof of the mouth; when a patient has sinus issues the sinus cavity becomes inflamed and can get infected. An infection in the cavity will create more harmful bacteria during and after the procedure which can cause the dental implants to fail. If you suffer from sinus issues, consult us to learn about ways to avoid these complications.
One of the worst things a doctor can do is approve a patient for the procedure when they do not possess the necessary bone structure in the jaw. If the patient does not have enough strength in the jaw, they cannot endure the process osseointegration in which the titanium placed in the jaw naturally fuses and is accepted into the oral system. A patient that has suffered severe jaw damage needs to be scheduled a bone graft immediately; in which we replace the fractured and damaged osseous tissue with new and healthy bone. Considering this is so taxing on the patient and their jaw, they need at least 3-5 months to heal; depending on the damage. Any failure during this stage will result in failed dental implants and the patients will have to start all over.
Note that it is imperative that you listen to the strict instructions given to you by the doctor in regards to how often you should be cleaning the mouth, brushing, and flossing. If the oral cavity is neglected throughout this process, the hygiene will affect the chances of dental implant success. Your doctor also may mention sleeping positioning, exercising, and resting; make sure to follow any and all directions to aide in the healing of the mouth after this procedure. The degree to which the patient follows these will directly reflect how quickly the system can recover.
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