What To Expect
You Should Know:
Dental implants are not for everyone. First you must have enough healthy jawbone to support an implant, or you may require a bone graft. Gum tissues should be disease free. Patients with medical conditions that affect the body’s ability to heal and repair itself, such as diabetes and cancer, as well as patients with conditions affecting the ability to use their hands and arms, are usually not good candidates. Likewise, patients who are not committed to thorough home care are better off with other restorative options.
The possible complications of dental implants include the following:
- Bleeding, infection, numbness or injury to nearby muscles.
- Injury to a nearby sinus cavity
- Incomplete healing of the bone around the implant leading to implant failure
The greatest things about implants are:
- They have a natural appearance and are comfortable
- Patients find they can eat better
- Patients can eat foods that may have caused problems with regular dentures like biting into an apple
- Patients are able to talk and laugh without feeling selfconscious
- They do not require treatment of neighbouring teeth
- No additional oral care is required after, other than brushing and flossing