Why is my Glendale Dental Implant Failing and How to Prevent it?
Dental implants have become the preferred method Glendale patients are choosing to replace one or more missing teeth. Some reasons for this are that Glendale dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth, and that they help to prevent bone loss, thereby preserving facial contours. Although dental implants are more costly than dentures or a dental bridge, dentures and bridges need to be replaced regularly due to bone shrinkage, while dental implants are a more long term solution, making them a good long term investment.
In the course of any surgical procedure, no matter how minor, there is always a slight possibility of complications. The placement of dental implants is no exception, but as with any surgical procedure there are steps you can take to lessen the chance of complications. Two of the most important factors are choosing an Arizona dentist who is experienced at placing dental implants, and following the dentist’s post-surgical instructions carefully.
Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots. They are screwed directly into the jaw bone, and when they are properly placed and cared for, the jawbone will eventually grow around and fuse with the implant through a process called osseointegration. This process can take several months, and if anything goes wrong during this time the implant can fail. Think of your jawbone as cement setting up and gradually hardening around the implant, but if the implant is moved or disturbed it can disrupt this process and leave you with a loose, unstable implant.
Do Clean and Care for the Surgical Area As Instructed by Your Glendale Dentist
Do Avoid Chewing Hard Foods
Do Be Faithful with Your Follow-Up Visits, as Many Problems Can Be Corrected If They Are Caught Early
Don’t Smoke! Both the Toxins and the Sucking Motion Can Disrupt the Healing Process
Don’t Drink through a Straw as the Action can Disturb Healing
Don’t Use an Electric Toothbrush, the Vibrations and Sonic Motion Could Disrupt Healing -- a Regular Soft Bristle Toothbrush is Safest during Your Early Healing
Other factors that can contribute to implant failure include; infection, incorrect implant placement, nerve damage, and insufficient bone height, width, or density.
When a tooth is missing for some time, the bone beneath it will begin to deteriorate. In such a case, a bone graft may be required before an implant can be placed.
One more factor to consider; choose a Glendale dentist who is highly trained and experienced in the placement of dental implants. When properly placed and cared for, the success rate of dental implants is nearly 98%. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead, Dr. Greg Ceyhan has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education in order to stay up to date on the latest advances in cosmetic and implant dentistry. If you’re considering dental implants, call Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead to schedule a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate.
17100 N 67th Ave, Suite 500
Glendale, Arizona 85308
Phone: (623) 979-1515
Fax: (623) 878-1811