Breakages

Saturday, 01. 16. 2010  –  Category: Implant Complications

<< Back Breakages are part of life in many arenas including the dental one. While Dental Implants are very strong, being made of titanium or titanium alloy, they are not indestructible. On rare occasions very skinny diameter implants have been known to crack, particularly when the implant support has been inadequate or under-engineered or when […]

Progressive Slow Degeneration of Bone

Saturday, 01. 16. 2010  –  Category: Implant Complications

<< Back Dental Implants have the potential for a very long length of service and are on record for providing over fifty years of usefulness. This however, does not mean that every implant, every single time, will give unlimited longevity and uncomplicated service. Many things can affect the service life of dental implants including: general […]

Nerve Damage

Saturday, 01. 16. 2010  –  Category: Implant Complications

<< Back There are structures in the head including the jaws that are potential surgical hazards. In the back ends of the lower jaw (mandible), there is a main nerve trunk that has to be avoided during implant placements or during bone regeneration grafting. Compression of the nerve trunk or any kind of damage to […]

Non-Integration

Saturday, 01. 16. 2010  –  Category: Implant Complications

<< Back Non-integration means an early failure of grafts or implants to take and is a reality that unfortunately exists, although in very small percentages.  In the case of grafts, bone regeneration may fail to take place.  In the case of implants, fibrous tissue adhesion may develop instead of bone attachment which means that the […]

Infections

Saturday, 01. 16. 2010  –  Category: Implant Complications

<< Back Both the oral cavity and the sinus cavities are teeming with bacteria so infection is always a concern whenever surgery is undertaken in these areas.  In spite of the very high bacterial presence, infections in the oral cavity happen very seldom in healthy individuals, particularly if precautions of careful sterility, careful technique and […]