Archive for August 15, 2014
Dental implants are titanium screws that mimic the roots of missing or removed teeth. After installation, they integrate with the jaw over a period of 6-12 weeks, and a crown or prosthesis is placed once they anchor securely.
Though dental implants, especially single implants, are overwhelmingly successful, there are still complications that can result from the surgery.
Complications Following Surgery
During recovery period, there’s a chance the surgical site could become infected, though the severity of this can be mitigated by pre-operative antibiotics. Excessive bleeding may occur. Fewer than 5% of patients experience flap breakdown.
Your implant may also fail to integrate in the weeks between