Dental implants are a great way to help restore functionality to your teeth when you have lost a tooth or two, or even an entire mouthful. However, they are not guaranteed to work.
Most implants, when placed into a healthy mouth, will fuse properly and give you many years of functional teeth. However, there are times where your implants may be rejected by your mouth. If you want to know why your implants could be rejected, here are a few of the top reasons.
Reasons Your Mouth May Reject ImplantsThe first reason your mouth may reject a set of implants is because you aren't doing what you need to do to keep your mouth healthy. This means keeping up with oral hygiene after getting your dental implants placed. You need to brush carefully, floss daily, and keep up with visits to our offices.
Another reason your mouth may reject implants is because of smoking. Smoking does a lot of damage to your mouth. It can pull the implants out of place when you puff on a cigarette, and the damage from the carcinogens themselves can also cause problems getting the implants to fuse with the bone.
Finally, your mouth may have a sensitivity to the materials used. This is rare, but does happen. Most people do not have any issues with titanium, and it fuses with the bone in a short amount of time. However, some people are overly sensitive to these materials, and it can cause issues with the actual fusing process.
If you want to find out if your mouth would be a good candidate for dental implants, give our offices a call. We can help you get implants placed in your mouth if it is a good candidate, and help you through the fusing process.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 425.486.9111 today.