4 People Who Shouldn’t Get Dental Implants
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Dental implant surgery can make a world of difference and in the vast majority of cases, the surgery goes off without a hitch and patients leave happy, healthy, and recovering on schedule.
There are, however, cases where we are either unable to or recommend against performing the procedure because of pre-existing medical or physical conditions that may complicate the procedure and the necessary healing process.
There are 4 types of people who should not get dental implants:
People with not enough bone
When you lose a tooth, you often lose bone with it. Dental implants require that you have enough existing jaw bone in place to allow the implant to connect to and be accepted by the bone. If there is not enough bone to do this, there is a chance that the implant will not set properly. There are, however, procedure to replace bone if you need to have bone added in order for the procedure to be performed, but the bone must be added first before a surgeon can move forward.
It is generally advisable to avoid having any kind of elective surgery while pregnant. If you are pregnant and are considering dental implants, wait until after you have given birth and your doctor has given you the go-ahead for any sort of elective surgery.
People currently taking medication that thins the blood or makes clotting difficult
One of the main prerequisites when performing any type of surgery is that your blood function be normal before carrying it out. If your blood is thinned and you are at risk for severe, unstoppable bleeding, dental implants may be something you need to wait for.
People with compromised immune systems
A compromised immune system may mean that your body is unable to heal itself properly, as well as fight and ward off potential infections at the surgery site after the procedure.
The dental implant procedure is a surgery like any other, and taking the necessary steps and precautions beforehand and knowing when is and is not the best time to undergo the procedure will mean that when you do, it can be accomplished smoothly, without complications, and the necessary post-surgery recovery time occurs naturally and effectively, leaving your mouth and body healthy and you happy with the results.