Minimizing Risk in Cosmetic Implant Dentistry
October 10, 2013 at 5:53 AM
The best part is that most of the factors are easy to control or modify. Your oral surgeon specialist at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of Houston (OMSH) will evaluate your oral needs and suggest the best implants and procedures for your case. Your OMSH surgeon will also help you understand the answer to the question, “Are dental implants right for me?”
Please, discuss your expectations and requirements with the oral surgeon and make sure you know how and why a particular implant is used. Advance planning and good communication are also important for a successful oral implant procedure. Remember, implants are supposed to be permanent but they do require good aftercare as well. Follow the oral and maxillofacial surgeon’s instructions to the tee and your implant will last forever.
The bottom line
Dental implants are ideal for patients that cannot tolerate fixed or removable dentures. In fact, they are particularly recommended for patients with dry mouth, denture acrylic allergies, strong gag reflexes, frequent oral fungal infections and diseases with or facial and muscular weakness. However, it is very necessary for the oral surgeon to ensure that a comprehensive medical history, clinical and radiographic oral examination, specialist opinion, and implant site evaluation are done to ensure implant retention and health. Almost 90% of all implants are successful and minor corrective procedures may be required for some patients. However, proper case selection, patient preparation, implant selection, and oral surgeon expertise and oral and maxillofacial surgeons training are necessary for implant health.