Minor Risks of Dental Implants

Dental implants, artificial tooth roots that are directly implanted into the jaw, are considered to be safe and effective. Dr. Alan Frame, Santa Clara dental implants specialist, has placed hundreds of dental implants in his years as a cosmetic dentist. However, like all dental procedures, dental implants do carry some risks.

The titanium rods that are implanted into the jaw are considered to be very safe. Titanium is a material that is readily accepted by the tissues in the mouth, meaning that the chance that the body will reject the titanium rod as foreign material is very slight. In addition, the ceramic or porcelain that make up the crown that sits atop the implant are also considered to be safe and they rarely cause problems for the patient.

Patients rarely experience problems with the dental implants once they are in place. However, in a handful of cases, the implant can become displaced or heal improperly. When this happens, a dentist who is trained in restoring dental implants can fix the problem.

Another minor risk for dental implants is infection. During the placement procedure, Dr. Frame will take steps to minimize the risk of infection, but in a few cases, the gums can become infected. If an infection develops, Dr. Frame, Santa Clara dentist, will work with you to eliminate the infection.

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, call Dr. Frame’s office. Dr. Frame will be happy to examine your mouth and jaw and help determine if dental implants are right for your needs.

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