Deciding to get immediate full sets of teeth supported by implants may be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. One thing that you will want to know about is common problems that can occur and what can you do to avoid any possible problems with immediate full mouth implant teeth.
The purpose of this blog is not to alarm you, but rather to ensure that you are informed.
As a teaching institution, it is part of our responsibility to explain potential complications and problems with full-mouth immediate implant teeth dental implants, even if there is only a minor chance that it could happen to you.
So as you read on, understand that this information is powerful for patients to have, while keeping in mind that AIID full-mouth immediate implant teeth is one of the most successful treatments offered in dentistry today, and that we have trained thousands of dentists globally about our treatment protocol.
What are the most common full mouth immediate implant teeth problems?
Immediate implant placement is a surgical procedure, and as with all surgical procedures, there are some risks. Below we’ll explain the main problems that can occur and provide, where possible, advice on how to minimize the chance.
The risks of failure with full mouth immediate implant teeth are very low, but it can still occur. On average, 5% of implants will not fuse to the bone; this is what we call an “implant failure.” It is low risk, but not impossible. Often, it is difficult to know why an implant failed, which is a source of frustration for both the dentist and the patient.
The good news, however, is that more often than not, a new implant can be placed again and there is still a high chance that it will integrate into the bone the second time.
How can we minimize this risk?
This is often challenging to predict and avoid. An implant can fail in anyone, and there is no way to predict when it will happen. However, by closely following your AIID instructions after the surgery, you can significantly reduce your risk. This means no smoking, soft foods only during the healing process, good oral hygiene and more…(more on this below).
There is a low risk of infection with dental implants. Infection can occur for a couple of reasons: either something may have become contaminated during your implant surgery or possibly one of the “patient factors” that we have listed below.
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
- You may be able to see the top of the implant, in conjunction with one of these factors
- Bleeding when brushing around the implant
How can you avoid this?
Follow the AIID instructions post-surgery. Stay on top of your oral hygiene, keeping the implants and the teeth clean and free of debris. Using a Waterpik at low or medium water pressure level is highly recommended. After completion of you treatment, make sure to keep up your regular 4-month AIID check-ups and cleanings.
Experience of the Surgeon
The experience of the surgeon performing a full mouth immediate teeth therapy is one of the the most important factors in determining the success of your treatment. This treatment is very advanced and it is not something that is taught at dental school. AIID faculty members have trained many surgeons globally how to perform such a complicated treatment successfully for past 27 years. “Your dentist may have benefited from our expertise. Why shouldn’t you?”
The AIID Clinical Practice team has extensive knowledge and many years of experience with this treatment modality. More importantly, they have long-term success with AIID full-mouth immediate implant teeth patients that they can show you with their photo documentation. Many patients have successfully received AIID full-mouth immediate implant teeth for past 20 years.
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 ultimately failure. Other problems associated with poor implant placement are: a poor cosmetic outcome, and your teeth not feeling right in your mouth, leading to compromised speech.
With today’s technology and the AIID team’s know how, there is absolutely no excuse to take a risk of having poorly placed implants. The AIID treatment protocol can prevent this potential problem entirely.
Experience of the dentist who makes the teeth
A problem with full-mouth immediate implant teeth that can occur with an inexperienced dentist is teeth breaking off of 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.
So, how to avoid this?
Do your research. Immediate full mouth implant teeth requires and extensive training after dental school and residency. 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 text books on the subject of implant density, and one of them is specifically focused on full-mouth implant teeth. AIID faculty members have lectured on the subject of full-mouth immediate implant teeth in 37 countries and 40 sates.
Look at some of our before and after pictures of the patients we have treated.
Full-Mouth Implant Teeth Problems
There are very few patients who can’t be treated with AIID immediate full mouth implant teeth. There are a few medical conditions that may carry a slightly higher risk of failure, these are:
- If you have had radiation therapy which has impacted your jaw bone
- If you have a compromised immune system
If any of these describe you, it does not exclude you from treatment, however we recommend speaking to your physician prior to receiving services. With your permission, we can coordinate a call between one of our AIID clinical experts and your physician so that we can plan the best course of action for you.
If you have one of these conditions and have been told you can’t have dental implants in the past, AllD full-mouth immediate teeth may still be a possibility for you. There are often other circumstances, like needing to have bone grafting, that can preclude you from having traditional implant treatment; even if this is the case, there is a good possibility that the AllD full mouth immediate teeth protocol could still work for you.
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 the success both in the short term and also over the life of your treatment. Deciding to get the AllD full mouth immediate implant teeth treatment is a big investment, so you will want to ensure you give it the highest possible chance of success.
This last bit is critical and, as a patient, the one factor that you can control the most.
AIID experts will provide a thorough list of post-operative care instructions. This covers care immediately following the surgery and into the next few months. It’s important you follow these instructions to ensure the success of your treatment , and that you attend the recommended semi- or tri-annual check-ups.
AIID key opinion leaders have developed of the most successful treatment protocols for full mouth immediate teeth and have trained many dentists and surgeons globally for past 20 years. “Your dentist may have benefited from our expertise. Why shouldn’t you?”
Many patients have come to AIID Clinical Practice for this life changing treatment. We are delighted that we have had the opportunity to help them to eat, smile and laugh again with confidence.
With proper planning and post-treatment care, the success rate is on your side. If you are ready to improve the quality of your life and get your life back, AIID clinical experts are one phone call away. Call us at 202-331-3242 and schedule a comprehensive consultation.
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The American Institute of Implant Dentistry is one of the world’s premier implant education institutes, committed to continued education for dental implant specialists. These courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors, who personally practice what they teach. After 27 years of bringing our knowledge and experience to dental professionals around the world, we have now started the AIID Clinical Practice. Featuring a multidisciplinary, results-driven approach, AIID Clinical Practice is able to complete every step of your procedure under the same roof with the same clinical team. Experience the world-class care and sophisticated techniques taught to thousands, all conveniently located in one practice in Washington, DC.