Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Can the Body Reject Dental Implants?

Dental Implants cannot be rejected by the body because they are manufactured with bio-compatible materials like titanium. 

 However, implants can fail, 1) if the bone quality is poor, 2) the bone is over heated while preparing the site for the implant, 3) implant is under excess function, 4)infection present in the bone next to the implant, 5) poor oral hygiene as a implant is more susceptible  to gum disease than a natural tooth.

An implant could fail after it is placed if the patient's home care is not ideal and if the implant is working with unfavorable forces working against it. Implants respond well to forces in the center of the implant. 

Implant failure can also be attributed to poor patient health as well as smoking.

Appropriate case selection and treatment planning are critical to implant success
“Making use of all the available diagnostic tools like CT scan, panorex, intra oral images, and diagnostic study models are invaluable”, says Dr Cherukuri, from her Chino,California practice.

Good post operative instructions will prepare the patient in making their contribution toward treatment success.
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