Benefits and Risks of Dental Implants
- Posted on: Jul 31 2012
Dental implants are the best possible solution for replacing missing teeth. The strength and durability of the dental implant root gives dental implants a wide range of benefits, including:
- No stress on adjacent teeth
- Easy to clean and care for
- Restore full functionality to your smile
- Eat a wider variety of foods
- Will not slip, fall out, or come loose
Dental implants also prevent changes to the structure of your jaw that can occur when a tooth and its root fall out.
However, placing dental implants involves a complex process that can take around six months to complete. Oral surgery is required in order to place the implant root in your jawbone. As with any type of surgery, there are certain inherent risks with this process, even though they are rare. Bleeding, pain, and infection are all possible. Other risks of dental implants include :
- Failed integration
- Nerve and tissue damage
- Sinus problems
Each of these risks can be avoided with forethought and skill. Our experienced Philadelphia implant dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall will not perform a dental implant procedure on you unless she believes you are an excellent candidate, and she will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions (as well as scheduled follow-up appointments) to ensure you heal normally and efficiently.
If you live in or around Philadelphia, Ardmore, or Main Line, Pennsylvania and would like to learn more about the benefits and risks of dental implants, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD today to schedule an initial consultation.
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