Dental Implants Scottsdale, AZ

Dental Implants Scottsdale, AZ

One of the greatest advances in dentistry today is the development of dental implants Scottsdale, AZ.They provide a permanent solution to tooth loss that goes beyond the advantages dentures can offer.

Along with all the advantages of dental implants Scottsdale, AZ, there are some major disadvantages that need to be considered when talking about dental implants.

Dental implants Scottsdale, AZ failure is the biggest issue. There is not a single cause for dental implant failure. When an implant does fail, it can be extremely difficult for the patient.  To avoid failure, it’s important to understand the common causes of dental implants Scottsdale, AZ failure and to choose a highly experienced dentist like Dr. Steve Poulus at My Scottsdale Dentist in Scottsdale, AZ to do your procedure.

Here is a list of the most common causes for Scottsdale, AZ dental implant failure:

1. Poorly diagnosed Jawbone & Improper Positioning of the Socket

In order to ensure that the dental implant does not fail, the patient needs to have proper bone depth and mass. A patient with a thin jaw bone is not a good candidate for dental implants Scottsdale, AZ. A thin jaw lacks the strength and mass to allow the implant to be placed properly. It is not able to hold the implant in place for any length of time.

To properly diagnose the jawbone’s status, Dr. Steve Poulos does a series of x-rays and scans to allow him to judge the bone mass, the depth at which the implant can be placed and the correct position to make the socket. If the dental implants Scottsdale, AZ is placed too close to neighboring teeth or is placed in a manner that affects the nearby nerves and blood vessels, it can cause major issues.

2. Failure of the Osseointegration Process

Osseointegration is the process of attachment of the implant to the jawbone. Once the dental implant Scottsdale, AZ is placed, the bone begins to build new bone around the implant. When this process is disrupted or does not happen correctly, a gap can develop between the bone and the implant.  Some of the reasons that this bone development process can be altered in an negative way are: improper or loose positioning of the implant that creates a gap between the implant and the surrounding bone, the use of insufficient amount of bone grafting substance and pressure (due to lateral loading, immediate loading, overloading, uneven loading, biting and chewing).

3. Poor Quality of the Jaw Bone

For a patient to be a good candidate for dental implants in Scottsdale, AZ, they should have a strong jawbone with good mass. If the jawbone does not meet these qualifications, it will take longer to heal or it can fail completely. The weak jawbone takes much longer to develop new bone around the implant and when it is developed, it is often times much too weak to hold the implant.

4. Infection of the Implanted Area

Infection is the enemy of all procedures and especially for dental implants Scottsdale, AZ. If any portion of the implanted area of the jaw becomes infected, the implant will loosen. An infection will prevent the formation of new bone which is critical in securing the new dental implant in place. An infection will lead to implant failure in most cases if it is not controlled immediately. An infection can develop due to the bacteria which live in the mouth especially between the teeth and at the gum. It can also come from an implant that was not properly sterilized or if the bone is not disinfected before placement. An infection of the implant can also damage the inferior alveolar nerve and blood vessels that lie below the implant.

5. Poor Quality of the Implant

There is a difference in dental implants Scottsdale, AZ.  In this instance you get what you pay for. Be wary of inexpensive dental implants. A poor quality dental implant can come with many risks including breaking and fragment into pieces. When an implant breaks it must be removed immediately or it can lead to an infection.

6. The Health Factors

The overall health of a dental patient considering dental implants Scottsdale, AZ must be taken seriously as it can affect the outcome of the procedure.  Patients should not have a history of diabetes, vitamin deficiency which weakens the bones. They should also be free from infections of the gums. Patients should also grind their teeth, or smoke as smoking effects the healing process.

While these are the main causes of dental implants Scottsdale, AZ failure, there are others. It’s important to choose a dentist that is experienced in this procedure like Dr. Steve Poulos of My Scottsdale Dentist.You can call the office at 480-614-1122 if you are interested in learning more about dental implants.