Ideally, once a dental implant is installed, you should not have to worry about dental implant complications. However, even though endosteal dental implants and others like it are designed to last a lifetime, problems can occur and you may need restorative dentistry services to correct these issues.
Dental Implant Complications
There are several factors that could cause dental implant complications, such as:
- A Poorly Placed Implant: Not all dental implants are successful, resulting in the need to either re-seat the original implant or replace the implant.
- Lack of Good Oral Hygiene: Without a good oral hygiene regimen, your dental implants can deteriorate the same way your regular teeth can. Oral hygiene is key to keeping your implants in optimum condition.
- Trauma to the Mouth and Jaw Area: Any type of trauma to the facial area, especially the jaw, can cause dental implant complications and your implants can become damaged.
- Allergic Reaction to Metallic Implants: A previously unknown metal allergy prior to placement of metallic dental implants can result in discomfort. However, thanks to technological advanments in dental implantalogy, patients with metal allergies can receive ceramic metal-free implants.
- Lack of Bone and Tissue Regeneration and Growth: Your dental implant could fail if your body rejects the dental implants or just does not regenerate the bone and tissue growth necessary to properly blend within your existing teeth and jaw.
- Peri-implantitis Issues: Peri-implantitis is a condition that usually occurs when proper oral hygiene is not followed and regular visits to your dentist are not taking place to insure proper care and use of your dental implants.