In addition to general dental services risks including local anaesthetic risks, there are number of other specific risk factors associated with having Dental Implants. The principle ones are:

1. Infections
2. Non-integration

3. Nerve damage
4. Progressive slow degeneration of bone
5. Breakages.

While these complications sometimes do occur, they tend to be rare and usually account for less than 5% of all dental implant treatments. The more trained and experienced the dental surgeon is in performing implant surgeries and restorations the fewer complications there will usually be. There are however some extreme situations where dentists who have been poorly trained and experienced and who have caused significant problems for their patients. For the most optimum results it is important to seek out experienced practitioners with good reputations who perform this kind of treatment regularly.  It is very important to discuss all aspects of the treatment ahead of time.