What Can Be Done to Reduce the Chances of Implant Rejection?
Posted on 10/10/2019 by Andrew Zeiger
Dental implants are a great way to take repair different oral issues using technology. They were once used only to replace broken or missing teeth. Today, their application is much more extensive. Dental implants are used to reconstruct bridges, support crowns and even handle dentures. However, implants don't automatically work just because they have been fixed right.
There are times when the body will reject the implants because of a wide variety of reasons. As it is today, the rate of dental implant failures stand at 5%. However, due to the amount of time, resources and energy spent on getting your implants, the most logical choice involves taking as much care as possible. There are practices which, if done regularly, can greatly decrease the chances that the implants will be rejected by the body. They include;
Smoking is one of the most common lifestyle choices that can cause your dental implants to be rejected. When smoking, the gums do not receive as much blood as they should. The restricted blood flow causes the gums to heal a lot slower which means that the implants will take much longer to heal. Multiple studies have shown that smoking increases the chances of implant rejection up to 20 percent.
Insufficient Jaw Bone
For the dental implants to be fully secured, they need to be fastened to the jaw bone so that there is minimal movement and also ensuring the implants stay active for years to come. If you don't have sufficient jaw bone, a bone graft is the most likely solution to reduce the chances the implant will be rejected. The new jaw can securely fit the implants without chances of failure.
Keeping up great oral hygiene is also a big aspect of keeping the implants from being rejected. This involves ensuring that you floss and brush your teeth at least twice every day and preferentially with an antibacterial mouthwash which doesn't have alcohol.
If you follow these steps closely, then your chances of having a dental implant rejection will be astronomically low. It's also important to ensure that you keep up with your appointments to see us. If you have any worries or concerns don't hesitate to reach out. We are here for you!
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