Dental implants require extensive planning to perform correctly. The implant planning process is arguably the most important step – making sure that all the details are taken into consideration, before anything is done.
What are the purposes of CBCT, surgical guides and dental implant planning? Not only do they help make the process of dental implants more efficient and predictable, but they also protect the patient from the risks associated with dental implants.
Here are 3 risks you should be aware of before getting a dental implant.
Risks Of Dental Implants
- Potential Nerve Damage
Dental implants are installed onto your jawbone, where various dental nerves are located. Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (also known as CBCT) is used to identify potential issues. CBCT is different from standard X-Rays in that they are much more accurate – offering measurements as precise as 0.1mm or smaller.
Whereas standard X-rays can suffer from up to 30% optical distortion, CBCT has virtually no distortion.
Using the market’s most advanced CBCT scanners, we use the collected X-rays to determine the final dental implant placement, ensuring that no nerve damage may occur from your dental implants.
- Sinus Problems
If a dental implant invades the sinus cavity during a process known as “sinus augmentation,” there is a risk of sinus infection or inflammation. A CT scan will easily detect when this occurs – and corrective surgery can be performed.
But why would you want to go through corrective surgery? The main benefit of dental implants is that they are a long-term solution to tooth loss, which require minimal maintenance. At Implant Genius, we provide dental implant planning to ensure that your dental implants are performed properly, with the least risk, the very first time.
- Failed Osseointegration By Insufficient Bone
Osseointegration occurs when bone attaches directly to the dental implant. Osseointegration is deemed to be a failure if your dental implant is loose, falls out or show signs of bone loss.
Dental implants require a sufficient amount of bone and soft tissue to ensure that your implants are secure. Some patients require a bone graft that requires 6-9 months to heal, before dental implant surgery can take place.
Always ensure that your dentist will not cut corners – because insufficient bone can be a cause of dental implant failure.
Tell Your Dentist
We’ve covered three possible risks associated with dental implants, but the vast majority of cases (over 95%!) are successful. Dental implants are arguably the best long-term solution for replacing lost teeth, and we make it easy for dentists with our in-house suite of implant planning tools.
With board certified prosthodontists at the helm, planning the final implant placement, you can rest assured that you’ll have the best implant planning treatment possible.
Tell a dentist about Implant Genius today.