24 Feb

London dentist monitors patient for side effects of dental implant

Dental implants are one of the most popular and realistic ways of replacing missing teeth. The procedure involves screwing small titanium screws into the jawbone to act as an anchor for an artificial tooth. The treatment is the only dental replacement that replaces the whole tooth and gives the patient relief from the anxiety of missing teeth and temporary replacements.
For dental implants into the upper arc the success rate for surgery is around 91 per cent and for the bottom dental arc about 98 per cent making them some of the most successful dental procedures. However there are some side effects and occasionally treatment may be unsuccessful.
It may be possible to develop an infection if the implant or materials are contaminated. Although this is unlikely it is possible and will need to be monitored after surgery. The side effects of an infection can be quite painful and unpleasant so it really is worth keeping a close eye out for symptoms of infection. It must be stated that infections occur in a tiny fraction of all cases.
Other side effects of dental implants include some bruising and swelling after the implant. This will vary for different patients but will usually disappear naturally soon after the treatment. Dental implants from a London dentist are still one of the safest and best ways to replace a missing tooth. Speak to your dentist for more information about the procedure.