Dental implants Wimbledon are metal that the dentist surgically attaches to the patient’s jaw bone to support an extra or artificial tooth. Dental implants have had a high success rate for a long time all over the world. Sadly, some patients experience dental implant failure as well. Out of all the surgery, only 5% of dental implants fail, either shortly after the treatment or after a few months.

What are the factors that impact dental implant success?

There are many factors that can affect the success of a dental implant and they are: –

  • Gum disease: healthy gums are one of the criteria for dental implant surgery. Any infection if it goes without notice from the end of the dentist then it can be a big failure in the coming days. So, the dentist sw19 focuses on it all the more and first treats the gum disease before starting with the implant.
  • Smoking: this is another reason for dental implant failure as it restricts blood flow into the gums, this slows the healing process. Recent studies say that 20% of smokers can have dental implant failure. This does not mean that smokers are not eligible for this treatment. He needs to stop smoking at least a few weeks before the procedure.
  • Less jaw bone: a successful treatment also depends on support from the bone. Without healthy bones, a dentist cannot place the implants on the jaws. Bone loss happens due to osteoporosis and this condition happens when the bone density decreases. The bones become fragile and the risks of fractures increases. Severe gum diseases can make the bones weak. 
  • Medical conditions: if the patient suffers from diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis their body will heal at a slow pace. Use of certain medications can lead to dental implant failures, so it is very important to tell the dentist about the medicines you are having recently. Knowing the condition of the patient’s physical health dentists of SW 19 Confidental take their decision whether the treatment will be fruitful or not.
  • Dental maintenance: one should always have the habit of practicing good oral hygiene to let the implants work properly. Implants do not work well if the patient has poor dental health. The dentists of SW19 will discuss this matter before the treatment starts. If you think you want to undergo this procedure then take care of your teeth and gums.

Before a dental implant

A proper plan is chalked out by a dentist of SW 19 Confidental who will first assess whether the gums and jawbones are healthy or not. He will ask the patient to do dental x-rays as it will give him an idea of the overall oral health. This also involves understanding medical history that includes all the medicines a patient takes. A dentist makes sure everything is fine then only he asks a patient to try the implants or else he will never suggest one.

Dental implant failures and problems 

Any kind of problem or complication will arise after the procedure is over. Sometimes dental failure happens within the very first two or three months of the treatment. A patient should know that initially, he can experience some kind of pain or discomfort as it is surgery. For this, the dentist will prescribe pain killers. Still, if the patient thinks that after 5 or 6 days the situation is not improving, he needs to visit the doctor once again. However, it takes between 4 to 5 months to heal completely.

Pain and swelling after any surgery are common, still, the patients should keep an eye for the complication that may develop like: –

  • Infection at the implant area: an infection can occur during or after the surgery. There can be swelling or bleeding.
  • Insufficient bone support: early-stage failure can be a reason for insufficient bone support to the dental implant. Without adequate support from the bones, the implants cannot fuse with the jaw.
  • Allergic reaction: some patients develop a reaction if they are allergic to any metal. So, for this the symptoms will be swelling, loss of taste, or some kind of tingling sensation. A patient should let the dentist know whether he has any allergies or not.
  • Failure to follow the instruction of the dentist: a patient’s activities or habits impacts the implants as well. It is important to follow the instructions of the dentist post-surgery so that the risk of complications is reduced. He needs to eat soft food till a certain time, practice good oral hygiene and obviously avoid hard candy.

Late dental implant failure and problems

  • Nerve or tissue damage can happen when the dentist places the implant too close to the nerve. Sings will be a tingling or numbness in the face, gums, lips, or tongue
  • An implant in the upper jaw can protrude into the sinus cavity
  • The injured area around the implant can loosen the implants resulting in failure of the procedure.
  • The body might reject the foreign body and the signs will be pain around the area with swellings and fever.