Questions and answers for dental implants

Dental implants are considered a safe tooth replacement procedure.
Oral surgeons and periodontists both receive advanced training in dental implant placement as part of their education. General dentists can also operate to complete advanced training in dental implant placement.
First, the implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is placed into your jaw. Over the next two to six months, the implant and the bone are allowed to bond together to form an anchor for your artificial tooth. During this time, a temporary tooth replacement option can be worn over the implant site. Later, an artificial tooth can be attached which resembles natural tooth in color, shape, and function.
Other teeth replacement options may appear to have a lower cost, but you will continue to pay that cost over and over, making them expensive compared to dental implants Dental Implant is a cosmetic and complex process. Implant posts and dental crowns add to the cost. Additional procedures if required like whitening, extractions, and so on.
A dental implant is considered a safe procedure but just like any other procedure some complications may occur like: • Infection at the implant site. • Injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels. • Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness, or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips, or chin.
Our main concern while removing the dental implant is preserving bone. The dental implant which is mobile or has minimal residual bone can be removed easily using traditional extractions instruments. While a firm dental implant needs to be removed with significant force without harming the bone.
The dental implant is designed as permanent tooth restoration, it can last up to 25 years with proper care and maintenance.
Infection in the Dental implant site can cause systemic illness if left untreated low-grade bacterial infections can have serious consequences.
Dental implant fails due to failing in Osseointegration which may be the result of: • Overheating of the bone during implant placement. • Contamination of the implant surface. • Systemic problems hindering Osseointegration.
No direct link was found between a dental implant and cancer.