At Park Place Dental Centre, our Brampton, ON, implant dentist, Dr. Emil Svoboda, provides dental implants to patients as they’re a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth. However, like any surgical procedure, dental implants do come with some risks and potential complications. Being aware of these ahead of time can help you make an informed decision about whether dental implants are right for you.
Bacteria can enter the implant site during or after surgery, causing an infection in the bone or gums surrounding the implant. Signs include swelling, redness, and pain at the implant site. The symptoms usually happen within the first few weeks and may require antibiotics or implant removal.
The nerves in the lower jaw are particularly at risk during implant placement. These nerves control sensation in the chin, lips, and tongue. If there’s damage to the nerves, it can lead to chronic pain, numbness, or tingling in your chin, lips, gums, teeth, or tongue. Nerve damage may be temporary or permanent.
In rare cases, the bone fails to fuse properly with the implant. This can lead to implant loosening or failure. If this happens, it’s necessary to replace the implant.
Too much stress on the implant from chewing or grinding can cause the bone to break down. This can lead to the implant becoming loose or falling out, resulting in implant failure.
If the implant is incorrectly positioned, it may result in a less harmonious appearance. Additional procedures may be needed to correct the implant placement.
Certain conditions and behaviors can increase the likelihood of experiencing dental implant complications:
Potential signs of dental implant complications include:
Contact your dentist promptly if you notice any concerning symptoms. Do not ignore signs of implant failure.
There are several important steps you can take to help prevent dental implant complications and maximize the lifespan of your implants:
If you’re considering dental implants, Dr. Svoboda can help determine if they’re right for you. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your options for restoring your smile. Call our Brampton, ON, dental office at (905) 454-3320 to schedule your appointment.
You can also request more information by filling out our online contact form, and we’ll get back to you shortly. Dr. Svoboda proudly serves new and returning patients in the Toronto area, including Mississauga, Vaughan, Georgetown, and Bolton, ON. Don’t live with missing teeth — dental implants can give you back your confident smile.
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