Long healing process—The healing process for dental implant surgery can take many months because the bone must heal tightly around the implant.
Implant failure—One of the top causes of implant failure is smoking. All patients, young and old, should avoid smoking or chewing tobacco after your procedure.
Loose implants that fall out—This happens when the jawbone doesn’t fuse properly with the implant. Damage to the surrounding tissue can cause this problem. Your dentist will be able to put the implant back in place.
These recommendations are based on when males and females stop growing. Females are more likely to finish growing at an earlier age, meaning they can usually get dental implants to replace lost teeth sooner.
If tooth implants are put in too early, the implants won’t move with the jawbone since implants attach to the bone differently than natural teeth. This could leave the child with teeth that are longer than his or her natural teeth.
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If you have any questions about dental implants or possible tooth implant problems, call your local Kool Smiles office to schedule a consultation with your dentist today.
Mayo Clinic – Why Have Dental Implant Surgery: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/dental-implant-surgery/basics/why-its-done/prc-20009052
Mayo Clinic – Dental Implant Surgery Definition: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/dental-implant-surgery/basics/definition/prc-20009052
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