What Are the Disadvantages of Dental Implants

Due to advances in the field of medicine in general, the average life of people has greatly improved. This is contributed to the occurrence of many periodontal diseases since human teeth were not designed to last for such a long lifetime. As a result, people switched to an alternative, setting up some kind of false teeth after a certain age. Among the various available options, dental implants are particularly suitable for their natural appearance and durability. However, before you decide to set up dental implants besides their advantages, you should consider also on their disadvantages. Like any other procedure, dental implants have flaws, which should be familiar to each patient before making a final decision in order to restore lost teeth.

Cost - It is true that dental implants positively shocked dental science and technology at high speed, but the cost of this technology and taxation for requirements exclude most people from this benefit. In the present time, however, this is not the case, because the costs have decreased, and will continue to decrease in the foreseeable future. The cost of surgical operation varies from one patient to another, which all depends on the weight of the procedure. But when we need money for this, if we really want it, we can afford it.

If other dental procedures are taken into account, as well as the fact that the implant replaces a very functional part of the body and also its longevity, it comes to the conclusion that this price is not too high. Choosing a dental surgeon is not an easy job good thing we to guide us.

It should be noted that the implant procedure in the United States is done in teams with multiple trusted doctors. While one doctor performs the surgery, another prepares the tooth for the implantation. It can be a problem if the patient favors one of the doctors versus the other, the cost becomes bigger because both of them have to be paid, and therefore the preparation lasts longer. If there are some complications, one can blame the other.

Health insurance. Dental procedures are very diverse, and coverage is different for subscribers. The most common cause is that you have a wide range of options when choosing a dental policy. In many cases, if the tooth extraction is necessary for health, the insurance will cover most of the costs. However, insurance carriers are not ready to cover bone grafts and implant operations because they consider this to be a cosmetic improvement rather than an essential necessity for your oral health.

When a crown is placed on the implant, the policy can cover a portion of these costs if indicated in the service contract. It is possible that the insurance does not distinguish between the implant crown and the crown to cover the lack of teeth. If someone has doubts and is not sure of covering such costs, it is best to contact the insurance company. This mostly affects patients with limited budgets, so they have to pay for this procedure from their pocket or rely on other alternatives. So everyone should think deeply about this type of intervention.

Surgical procedure. First of all, the procedure for implanting dental implants cannot be applied to all patients. This is unacceptable in the presence of malignant tumors, as well as radiotherapy, chemotherapy, diabetes, central nervous system diseases - mental illness, epilepsy, bruxism, immunodeficiency blood disorders, tuberculosis, scleroderma, lupus, arthritis, and other diseases. Another disadvantage in dental implants is they require an operation because they have to be placed in the jaw bone. No operation is without risk. Sometimes, some complications are on average 5 to 10% and include unwanted effects such as infection, prolonged bleeding, delayed bone healing, jaw fracture, and damage to the teeth and nerves. The key thing is to recognize the symptoms on time and react properly as well as to consult with your dentist with therapy after surgery.

Bone loss around the dental implant. Implant inflammation (Peri implantitis) occurs for several reasons, but it is important to note that if the disease unrecognized initially and does not start to cure immediately, it will result in the loss of implants and consequently all prosthetic upgrades (crowns, bridges) that these implants carry. Dental implants may eventually lose the surrounding bone support in spite of successful osseointegration. The main cause of bone loss around the implant is chronic inflammation and very similar to periodontitis. Patients often think that by implanting they have solved the problem of infirmity forever. But dental implants are like your natural teeth; good oral hygiene is necessary and also regular controls. If the redness or bleeding occurs around the implant, and there are painful sensations and discomfort, then it is possible that you are already in an advanced stage of inflammation. The problem with peri-implantitis is that most patients do not even notice a problem until later, because in the beginning, the disease almost has no symptoms. That's why regular controls are important for your dentist to determine the health of your teeth and implants.

Structural problems. The dental implant consists of several components: the screw placed into the jawbone, an abutment that holds the crown of the tooth, and a prosthesis, which can be a crown or bridge. An abutment is made of solid materials like gold, titanium or zirconium, but it can still break, as well as a screw that fastens the jaw implant. Therefore, all these parts made of metal or ceramics can be broken in some cases, including the crown. If this is the case, a dentist is the one who must assess the degree of damage and the problem, as well as determine the treatment needed.

In addition to all of these, we can conclude the implant is a very expensive option for the treatment of tooth loss, but it can be a long-lasting solution. If it turns out that you are a good candidate for this treatment, and the procedure is made well and is good postoperative care and hygiene, then you will be extremely pleased with the excellent results. The implant has many benefits from other procedures in aesthetic dentistry. Complications such as post-operative pain should not discourage patients from seeking this treatment option.

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