How to Minimize Your Chances of Dental Implant Rejection
Posted on 7/7/2020 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
If you receive dental implants, you may worry about healing from the procedure. Some people are more sensitive than others in this respect. Fortunately, we can assist you in realizing a successful outcome, as we closely monitor you during and after the surgery. The following information will give you more insight about implant rejection and what can be done about it.
Why an Implant May Be Rejected
Your implant may be rejected for one or more of several reasons. Therefore, you should prepare for the surgery. For example, one of the reasons for rejection is the gum disease, peri-implantitis. To prevent problems along these lines, we make sure that your gums are healthy before we perform implant surgery. Poor oral hygiene may also lead to a rejection. Therefore, you should maintain your teeth and gums by brushing and flossing daily. Also, specific medicines may be to blame. That is why we ask you provide us your complete medical history before we undertake surgery. Knowing this information can save a lot of time and frustration. Smoking, too, can cause rejection. That is because smoking can shrink the gum and cause problems with integration. If there is an inadequate amount of bone to support the implant, it will be rejected as well.
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Rejection?
Usually, dental implant failure occurs because of bacteria. If bacteria develop in excess in the adjacent tissues and the around the implant, it will not be able to fuse with the bone. Patients who grind their teeth (a condition known as bruxism) may also have problems receiving implants.
While most implant surgeries are successful, sometimes a rejection may occur. If you are interested in this type of surgery, you should speak to us about the procedure. We can prevent problems with rejection or treat the problem as soon as it is discovered. As long as you are prepared properly for the surgery, you should realize a good outcome. Call us today if you have had problems with your implants or wish to schedule implant surgery. In either case, we will make it our goal to help you overcome any implant problems or realize successful results.