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Dental Implants-Are They Safe?

Are Dental Implant Safe

Do you think it’s safe to have dental implants as an option for teeth replacement? Dental implants are one of the most widely used techniques by a dental surgeon to replace broken or missing teeth.

In this article, you will learn about how safe dental implants are.

  • Are dental implants safe? 
  • Are there any dangers of one-day dental implants? 
  • Also, are dental implants safe for seniors?

But before we discuss the safety measurements of dental implants, it is important to understand what dental implants are.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the surgical components used in teeth replacement as a permanent solution of broken or missing teeth. The dental implants consist of three parts, i.e., crown, abutment, and the post (root).

The post is embedded into the human jawbones to make a strong foundation of crown and abutment (bridge). The abutment is the central component of dental implants which provides strong support to the crown. It acts as an anchor or connector. 

On the other hand, a crown is the upper part of teeth morphologically similar to the natural teeth with the same functions. Now, a question may come to your mind: how safe dental implants are?

How safe dental implants are?

Possibly, it is safer than the other teeth replacement options. Suppose someone loses any tooth due to any reason, dental implants are the safest option as well as a long term solution. 

The dental implant is a slender screw-like titanium post inserted in your lower or upper jaw bone. It anchors into the jawbone and makes a strong foundation for the teeth, ensuring its durability, strength, and safety. 

On the other hand, if you are using RPD, which is a removable appliance but less safe when compared to dental implants. There is a high chance of misplacing RPD since it is removable whereas the implants are fixed permanently. 

The dental implants technique has a very safe and secured procedure. It has been performed for more than thirty years in dental surgical history. 

However, due to advancements in technology, the installing process has evolved and improved a lot. Since having an implant is a surgical process, it has some minor complications or risks like infection and jaw bone fracture while inserting the screw-like roots in the jaw bone. 

The risk factors also include nerve damage during surgery or adjacent tooth fracture. However, all these risks can be curved if you are consulting an experienced dental surgeon.

Are dental implants safe for seniors?

Yes, dental implants are also safe for old age people if the patient has no complications or infection. Before installing dental implants, the dental surgeon checks and diagnoses the previous complications, if any. He also checks the bp, sugar as dental implants are not safe for a diabetic person. 

Excessive diabetes can lead to trouble in implant surgery. And the healing of surgical wounds may take longer than usual. But, it’s not a thing to worry about. Let the doctor decide whether the implant operation will be safe or not based on the different parameters. They’ll also decide on the right type of dental implant surgery you can go for. However, there is no age factor or limitation for having dental implant surgery.

Dangers of one-day dental implants

One more important question that may hunt in your mind is that is there any risk or danger in the same day dental implants? Because many people who accidentally lose their teeth want to replace their teeth in a single sitting on the same day. 

While discussing the normal implant procedure, the dental surgeon places the post (root) in the jawbone and lets the jawbone grow around the titanium root to create a strong bond necessary for the implant strength. For this, the patient has to wait for at least 2-3 months. After three months, the crown is placed, and the surgical process is finished. 

But, in the case of a one day implant, the success rate reduces and depends on the different factors. So, it is only possible in certain conditions because the jawbone and post need time to be strong, and the surgical wounds also need time to heal. So, it should not be preferred to have dental implant surgery in a single day. It can create complications or infections too. 

To Sum Up

Dental implant surgery is safe and is the best option for teeth replacement. If you want a long-term solution for your broken teeth, you must consider the option of a dental implant. It does not matter what your age is? Whether you are an adult or a senior citizen. You can undergo dental implant surgery.

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Dr. Swapnil Pande

Dr. Swapnil Pande

Dr. Swapnil Pande is a BDS & MDS in teeth replacement and implantology (prosthodontics). He has been practicing as an implantologist, smile designer & consultant in Bandra and Mira Bhayandar.

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