7 risks associated with dental implants

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While dental implant surgery is considered one of the safest types of dental surgery, there are various factors that can affect the healing period following surgery, according to News Medical LifeSciences.

Here are seven risks associated with dental implant surgery:

1. Failure to integrate, which refers to the stability of a dental implant following the procedure. Insufficient stability to allow the implant to integrate can lead to failure within the first few weeks.

2. Perforation of the maxillary sinus, inferior border, lingual plate, labial plate, inferior alveolar canal and gingival.

3. Infection occurs in the affected area and can spread to other areas of the body, causing systemic infection. Antibiotics are unlikely to help reduce the risk of infection.

4. Excessive bone loss reduces stability of the implant and can lead to the appearance of black triangles between the teeth.

5. Breakage or fracture of the dental implant abutment screw, leaving the reaming bone not strong enough to support a new implant.

6. Nerve injury can occur, causing pain, numbness or paresthesia in tissue.

7. Five percent of cases result in tissue necrosis, and many patients face excessive bleeding and hyperplasia.

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