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Braces as an adult? No way. At least, that was what I thought when my dentist told me that I was going to have to see an orthodontist about my crooked teeth. But my teeth were so misaligned that they were causing me pain when I chewed, so I decided to at least look into it. Turns out braces today are nothing like the ones my friends had when I was a kid. Mine were practically invisible, and I didn't need to wear them that long. I started this blog to encourage other people like me who are nervous about the prospect of wearing braces as an adult. My straight smile is so worth the trips to the orthodontist, and wearing braces was nowhere near as bad as I thought. Read on to find out more about how you can straighten your smile.

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What Are The Possible Complications Associated With Dental Implants?

by Jacqueline Byrd

For many years now, people have been relying on dental implants as a solution for their missing teeth. What exactly are dental implants, you may ask. Well, dental implants, also known as teeth implants, are artificial anchors that are usually fixed into a person's jaw bone to permanently support dentures or crowns. As with any surgical procedure, dental implants come with their share of complications and other problems. The following are the most common complications associated with dental implants.

  • Rejection of the Dental Implant
    The body views any implant as a foreign object that it can choose to either accept or reject. One of the main reasons why a body can reject a dental implant is when there is some sort of infection. If the jaw or the dental implant is compromised by bacteria during the implantation process, there are high chances that the patient's body will reject the dental implant.
  • Failure to Implant
    Even though it's very rare, dental implant failure can still occur in some cases. Applying extreme pressure on newly fixed implants can lead to complete or partial structural breakage of the dental implants. Another reason that can lead to dental implant failure is grinding of teeth at night. Dental implantologists recommend the use of a mouth guard in case you grind your teeth at night.
  • Improper Osseointegration
    In other words, improper osseointegration is the improper fusion of the dental implant surface with the adjacent bone. There are a number of factors that can cause this problem, including overheating of the jaw bone, occurrence of infection, compromised blood supply, application of excessive pressure on the dental implant soon after implantation, and lack of bone to stabilize the implanted root.
  • Allergic Reactions
    This is an all too common discomfort for many patients. This is because titanium implants, which are most commonly used, can trigger an inflammatory or allergic reaction to those patients who are allergic to metal. Dental implants made from titanium can lead to inflammation, allergies, and galvanism in the gums and bone around the dental implant.
  • Nerve Damage
    Nerve damage is another problem that can occur. This is usually caused by the over preparation of the implant area. When nerve damage occurs, a patient may feel pain, numbness, and persistent tingling of the gums, lips, chin, or tongue.
  • Prolonged Pain
    As with any other procedure, dental implantation causes some pain. If you experience prolonged pain after dental implantation, removal of the dental implant becomes necessary.

Conclusion

Now that you are aware of the various complications that are associated with dental implants, it is recommended that you discuss with your dentist, one like All Day Dentistry, the various ways in which you can avoid these complications as well as how you will handle them if they arise. 

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