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American Institute of Implant Dentistry Faculty Practice

What Are The Risks of Recieving a Full Mouth Dental Implant?

Introduction

There is always risk involved in medical treatment. Infection or poor healing are both mitigated with proper aftercare maintenance. Clinician experience can help reduce the chances of implant failure. 

Risks

Implant Failure

The risks of failure with the full mouth dental implant treatment exist but are very low. On average, <5% of implants will not fuse to the bone; this is what we call an “implant failure.” The good news is that a new implant can be placed again, and there is still a high chance that it will integrate into the bone the second time.

You can significantly reduce your risk by closely following your AIID instructions after the surgery. This means no smoking, soft foods only during the healing process, good oral hygiene, and more.

Infection

There is a low risk of infection with full mouth dental implants. Infection can occur for two reasons: contamination during the surgery or patient factors.

If you end up with an infection around an implant, you may notice signs of the following:

    • Loose or wobbly implant
    • Red or puffy gums around the implant
    • Bad taste or breath
    • Pain around the implant
    • Pus
    • You may be able to see the top of the implant in conjunction with one of these factors:
      • Fever
      • Bleeding when brushing around the implant

Follow the AIID instructions post-surgery. Stay on top of your oral hygiene, keeping the implants and the teeth clean and debris-free. After your treatment, keep up your regular 4-month AIID check-ups and cleanings.

Factors that Can Cause Problems

Surgeon Experience

The clinician’s experience performing the full mouth dental implant treatment is one of the most important factors in determining the success of your treatment.

Poorly placed implants are one of the problems that can occur with an inexperienced surgeon. This problem compromises the biomechanics aspect of implant therapy, leading to bone loss and failure. Other problems are a poor cosmetic outcome and your teeth not feeling right in your mouth, leading to compromised speech.

The AIID Faculty Practice team has extensive experience with this treatment. More importantly, they have long-term success with AIID full mouth dental implant patients. The AIID treatment protocol can prevent this potential problem entirely.

Manufacturer Experience

A problem with full mouth dental implant teeth that can occur with an inexperienced dentist is teeth breaking off your prosthesis. Although sometimes this situation is inevitable, proper planning, consideration of bite forces, prosthetic design, and provision of a night guard can greatly minimize the chance of this happening.

Do your research:

    • Check how long they’ve been performing this surgery and the results. 
    • Make sure to ask for clinical documentation of previous patients. 
    • Ask if the dentist has been published. 
    • Find out if they lecture or teach official courses and conferences on the topic. 

The AIID team has published two best-selling textbooks on the subject of implant density, and one of them is specifically focused on full mouth dental implant teeth treatment. AIID Faculty members have lectured on full mouth dental implant teeth in 37 countries and 40 states.

Patient Factors

Very few patients can’t be treated with AIID full mouth dental implant teeth. A few medical conditions may also carry a slightly higher risk of failure. These are:

    • Osteoporosis (Bone becoming weak and brittle)
    • Radiation therapy which has impacted your jaw bone
    • Compromised immune system

If any of these describe you, it does not exclude you from treatment. However, we recommend speaking to your physician before receiving services. With your permission, we can coordinate a call between one of our AIID clinical experts and your physician to plan the best course of action for you.

If you have one of these conditions and have been told you can’t have full mouth dental implants in the past or other circumstances, like needing bone grafting, that can preclude you from having traditional implant treatment. Even if this is the case, there is a strong possibility that the AllD full mouth dental implant protocol could still work for you.

Lifestyle Factors

Certain lifestyle factors can also increase the risk of failure in dental implants. These include smoking, heavy drinking, and poor or insufficient oral hygiene routine. These things don’t prevent you from having the procedure but can affect your short-term and long-term success. Deciding to get the AllD full mouth dental implant teeth treatment is a significant investment, so you will want to ensure you give it the highest possible chance of success.

Compliance Factors

This last bit is critical and, as a patient, the one factor that you can control the most.

About Us

For the past 27 years as a postdoctoral teaching institution, the American Institute of Implant Dentistry (AIID) has been pioneering new concepts, methodologies, and approaches in the field of implant dentistry. Thousands of dentists and oral surgeons worldwide have gained valuable knowledge and skills from our courses. Now we are a prominent institution with global outreach.

AIID faculty practice provides a full range of dental implant therapy serving patients. We have the leading dentists in full mouth implant treatments. We aim to ensure you have a seamless transition into your new life.

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