My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

3 Potential Causes Of Dental Implant Failure

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Having dental implants put in is a wonderful way to restore your confidence and full use of your teeth after tooth loss due to an injury, periodontal disease, and more. However, you might be concerned about your dental implant falling out. The good news is that many dental implants last for many years without any problems. There is the potential for dental implant failure, however, so watch out for these three potential problems.

1. Improper Placement

If the dental implant is not put in properly in the first place, it can be far more prone to failing later on. The dental implant is supposed to fuse to the bone over time, but if the implant is not placed correctly, this could fail to happen. This is why it is important to look for a dentist who has experience in putting in dental implants for best results, and if you experience any problems after your implants have been put in, you'll need to see your dentist right away to check for potential problems that might be preventing them from fusing to the bone as they are supposed to.

2. Bone Loss

Even if your implant is placed properly and even if it does fuse to the bone like it is supposed to, there could be a problem later if you experience bone loss. Bone loss can be caused by all sorts of things, including aging. It can also be contributed to by using tobacco, so if you smoke or use smokeless tobacco, you'll want to work with your healthcare provider for smoking cessation options. 

3. Excessive Pressure on Implant

Another thing that can cause a big problem for your dental implants is to put too much pressure on them. This is especially problematic during the first few months that you have your dental implant, while you are waiting for it to fuse to the bone. At first, it is smart to cut up your food into bite-sized pieces and to avoid biting down on foods that are too hard, such as hard candy.

As you can see, there are a few different things that can cause dental implant failure. However, by being aware of these concerns, making sure that you work with the right dentist and following the advice of your dentist, you can help prevent these problems from occurring so that you can enjoy your dental implants for as long as possible.

Contact a dentist like Aaron G Birch, DDS PC for more information.


12 September 2016