Many patients have doubts about dental implant treatment and its possible complications at the time of placement. However, most concerns can be easily resolved in the office. In our dental clinic we work with the best in dental implants, which is an advantage, since we have a team with a lot of experience in this type of treatment.
If your doctor or dentist has recommended you the possibility of having a dental implant and you want to know the next steps, read on.
What problems can a dental implant cause?
Dental implants, placed in quality clinics and by experienced professionals, have no major complications other than those of the treatment itself. A dental implant is still a foreign element that we are introducing in the support of the tooth and therefore can generate rejection.
How can this situation be avoided? Using dental implants made of titanium and zirconium. This alloy is highly biocompatible, which means that it generates practically no rejection once inserted in the body.
That is why in our dental clinic in Barcelona we only have this type of implants, as they guarantee a success rate close to 100%. For this, we work with Straumann, considered by many to be the best dental implants in the world. The peculiarity that makes them so special is their titanium and zirconium alloy, which makes them more resistant and stable in the long term than other traditional implants.
Dental implants and gum problems
Have you ever brushed your teeth and seen blood on the toothbrush or in the sink? If so, you are probably suffering from a gum problem. What few people know is that these types of problems can lead to tooth loss, so it is important to keep them under control. Here are some indicators to know if you have healthy gums, so you can consider a visit if necessary.
In that case, one of the options we can recommend to recover that missing tooth is a dental implant. This treatment ensures a total recovery of the tooth and the possibility of biting again without problems. Our specialization in dental implants in Barcelona, allows us to offer full recovery of the piece in all patients.
What postoperative complications can I have with implants?
The technique for placing dental implants has advanced greatly, so that in the most favorable cases a small incision is sufficient to place the implant. The most common postoperative complications of dental implants are swelling of the operated area, sensitivity of the affected area and occasional bleeding.
To minimize this type of problem, dentists can prescribe an anti-inflammatory for the days after the operation, so that the patient can spend this period as comfortably as possible.
Do dental implants cause pain?
Dental implants, once the osseointegration process (in which they adhere to the bone) has been completed, do not necessarily cause pain. In fact, this treatment is used as a way to end the pain of teeth that are suffering from severe decay or have fallen out due to some other problem.
What are the long-term complications of dental implants?
Dental implants are an investment in long-term health, since once they are successfully placed they can last a lifetime. The main complications may arise during the days following placement, should there be a rejection.
As we have seen, by using Straumann dental implants, the most recognized brand in the world of implant dentistry, with its patented titanium and zirconium alloy, we obtain better results. This greatly prolongs the useful life of these implants, allowing them to last in perfect condition for years.
Can a dental implant give me an infection?
Dental implant infections are rare, since we always use the best brand of implants, first quality materials and sterilized instruments. However, in immunosuppressed patients there may be a risk of infection, as it is a wound in a mucosa that has to heal. In this case, dentist and doctor would coordinate to make this process as short as possible for the patient, thus avoiding the risk of infections.
Do implants cause pain when biting?
One of the most common concerns is whether once the implant is in place it hurts to bite into any food. The reality is that the implant bothers the first days after its placement, as we said, it is a foreign body inside our mouth. However, this sensitivity of the operated area disappears in a short time, usually in the following weeks.
Once this period has passed, the patient can lead a normal life, without worrying about eating, chewing or biting any food.
Can implants cause headaches?
Dental implants do not have to cause headaches. It is true that if the placement process has been long, the patient may feel pain, which is completely normal, in the operated area. For this purpose, analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to make the procedure more comfortable.
As you can see, dental implants generate many doubts, so there is nothing like being informed before making the decision. And for that, the best thing to do is to come to our dental clinic so we can explain the treatment in detail telling you everything you need to know.