Risks of Dental Implants
What Should Know Before Getting ImplantsWhen a patient has lost one or more of their adult teeth and has the characteristics that make for a good dental implant candidate, Dr. Clint Newman is likely to recommend that this treatment be performed. Patients at Dr. Newman’s cosmetic dentistry practice can benefit from a number of advantages when dental implants are used to replace lost teeth.
Among the many benefits of dental implants, patients will experience a greater degree of security and durability than that offered by any other restorative dental treatment. While the advantages of dental implants are numerous, it is important for patients to understand that dental implants treatment will require oral surgery. It is highly unusual for any complications to arise following dental implants treatment, however, Dr. Newman is careful to explain to his Nashville patients the potential risks before beginning treatment.
Dental implants are considered very safe. However, no surgical procedure is free of risks. Fortunately, with Dr. Newman’s experience and expertise, it is very unlikely that a patient will develop complications from the dental implants procedure. Still, it is important for patients to have a full understanding of any risks of dental implants before agreeing to dental implants treatment. Some of the risks that may occur following dental implants treatment include:
- Infection: Infection at the implant site is the most common complication of dental implant surgery and can be easily treated.
- Damage or injury: Damage or injury to the teeth or blood vessels surrounding the dental implants is a possible complication.
- Nerve damage: While unusual, it is possible for nerve damage to occur, which may result in pain, numbness, or tingling in the teeth, lips, gums, or chin.
- Sinus problems: Another risk of dental implants treatment is sinus problems, which can develop if dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into the sinus cavities.