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Dental implants advantages and risks

  • Advantages, risks and disadvantages of dental implants

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      • Dental implants offer many advantages. This is a solution for long-lasting tooth loss and is generally preferable to other alternatives such as conventional dentures or fixed prostheses (which are cemented on healthy teeth).


        1.     Stable and durable solution
        2.     They tend to be more cost-effective in the long term (from 10 years onwards) than alternative treatments
        3.     The prosthesis feels safer, more comfortable and natural
        4.     Aesthetics and function is much more like that of a natural tooth
        5.     They require less maintenance and care than other types of prostheses (although they sometimes require more care than a natural tooth)
        6.     It is not necessary to alter healthy adjacent teeth in order to place them.
        7.     98% or more success rate with high-end implants
        8.     Prevent bone loss and change the shape of our jawbone

        If the implants are of good quality and the technique used is the correct one, the risks are minimal because the causes of failure are few and often simple to treat. Some of the complications that may occur are

            Lack of bone integration with the implant
            Lesions or loss of sensation in nearby soft tissues (such as the lip or chin)
            Effects on the maxillary sinus sinusitis
            Loosening of the prosthesis (not a complication, it is something that can happen but has an easy solution)

        The success rate of a high-end implant like the ones we put in the clinic (Straumann brand) is 98% and improving. More specifically, the success rate is somewhat lower for upper jaw implants and higher for lower jaw implants. This is because the bone in the upper jaw is generally less dense than in the lower jaw, which makes osseointegration difficult..

        It is very important to note that these success rates correspond to patients who are thoroughly studied and considered suitable by the dentist for implant treatment, i. e. have sufficient bone density and good oral health. Even when the conditions are ideal, there is always a small possibility of failure. Failure is usually associated with smoking patients, periodontal problems or other health problems such as diabetes.


        1.     Initially suppose a large investment of money
        2.     Lack of integration between implant and bone
        3.     Pain, swelling, and bleeding due to surgery
        4.     Injuries to the dental nerve, menton nerve or maxillary sinus
        5.     Infections