Are you considering getting full mouth dental implants? It’s essential to understand the potential risks involved and how to mitigate them for a successful outcome. In this blog post, we break down the risks of implant failure and infection, as well as the factors that can cause problems during the treatment process.
Implant failure is a rare occurrence, with less than 5% of implants not fusing to the bone. However, you can significantly reduce your risk by following your aftercare instructions closely. This includes avoiding smoking, sticking to soft foods during the healing process, and maintaining good oral hygiene.
Infection is another potential risk with full mouth dental implants. It can occur due to contamination during the surgery or patient factors. If you notice any signs of infection, such as loose or wobbly implants, red or puffy gums, bad taste or breath, pain, pus, fever, or bleeding when brushing, follow your aftercare instructions and schedule check-ups and cleanings regularly.
The oral surgeon’s experience and manufacturer’s expertise are crucial factors in determining the success of your treatment. Poorly placed implants can compromise the biomechanics of implant therapy, leading to bone loss and failure. Make sure to research your dental provider’s experience and credentials before making a decision. The AIID Faculty Practice team has extensive experience and success with the AllD full mouth dental implant protocol.
Patient factors, such as osteoporosis, radiation therapy, or a compromised immune system, can increase the risk of failure. However, speaking to your physician and coordinating with AIID clinical experts can help plan the best course of action for you.
Lifestyle factors, such as smoking, heavy drinking, and poor oral hygiene routine, can also affect the success of your treatment. It’s critical to comply with your aftercare instructions and give your investment the highest possible chance of success.
In summary, understanding the potential risks and factors involved in full mouth dental implants is crucial to achieving a successful outcome. With proper aftercare and a skilled dental provider, you can mitigate these risks and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and confident smile.
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