The dental implants are the best solution to replace missing teeth or to improve the appearance and health of persistent if necessary. Although the success rate in your first surgery is very high, there is a risk of suffering rejection of dental implants.
Is there really rejection of dental implants?
First of all, we should clarify that the term "rejection" is not the most appropriate in these cases, since there is no immune reaction in the body that directly causes rejection of the implant. Rather, the cause of implant failure lies in a poor gum healing.
In addition, the implants are manufactured with titanium, a biocompatible material that can be integrated into the maxillary bone and perform the same functions as an artificial tooth root without, therefore, causing any type of allergy.
Although as we have said before, the term is not the most appropriate if it is the most used to refer to this complication, so we will continue to use it from now on.
What are the symptoms of dental implant rejection?
1. Formation of a white tissue that stands between the bone and the titanium implant
This tissue ends up surrounding the entire prosthesis and makes it impossible to load the crown on it, since it will not have a secure hold and, due to movement, will end up falling. In this case, the implantologist will proceed to extract the dental implant.
2. Mobility of the prosthesis
During the healing period no movement should be felt of dental prosthetics.
3. Aches and pain
After the postoperative after surgery 24h or 48h then an implant it doesn't have to hurt. So if you feel pain, you will have to go to the implantologist and ensure that everything evolves correctly.
4. Infection of the area
Sometimes, the area can be infected, coming to suffer peri-implantitis, in which an infection occurs accompanied by color and inflammation. In this case, you should go to the dentist as soon as possible.
Solutions to dental implant rejection
Usually, To solve the rejection of a dental implant, it is enough to remove the affected implant, remove the infection if there is one, place a new dental implant and wait for osseointegration to take place. place the new prosthesis. Once the rejection is resolved, you can once again enjoy all the advantages of dental implants without major contraindications.
Notably rejection of dental implants occurs only in 2% of cases, so in no case should fear be a brake on carrying out this small intervention.
Our advice is that before undergoing dental implant treatment, seek a professional with experience in implantology. In Clinics Dr. Vilar we can help you with our More than 30 years of experience in implantology and a close relationship with patients.
Request your appointment here and we will explain everything you need to know about dental implants. or call us at 932 01 71 52.