Dental Implant Basic Knowledge 2

What are the pros and cons of dental implants?

Advantages

  • Procedure is done only on the affected tooth, causing no harm to the neighboring healthy teeth.
  • Having the same chewing sentiment as normal healthy teeth.
  • False teeth have an obstructing feeling, while dental implants do not.
  • Strong and stable for a long period, all the while being hygienic.
  • Is the most effective way to having the look of natural and healthy teeth.

Disadvantages

Long implant procedure
For example, imbedding a titanium fixture into the maxillary bone requires roughly 6 months, and imbedding into the madibular bone is roughly 3 months.
Treatment restrictions
For patients with renal insufficiency, diabetes, heart disease, hepatitis, asthma, loose rheumatoid bones, hypertension, or pregnancy, depending on the state of health and seriousness of the illness, dental implant procedures may be impossible to be undergone as it could pose serious dangers during surgery. These dangers are not just for implants, but also for regular tooth extractions and other oral surgeries.
High cost

Suitable and Non-Suitable Patients

Suitable Patients

  • For those with a missing tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth.
  • For those having difficulties wearing dentures/false teeth.
  • For those not wishing to harm the neighboring healthy teeth.
  • For those with a missing or chipped front tooth.
  • For those with decaying teeth.

Non-Suitable Patients

1. Patients with systemic diseases

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Liver and kidney problems
  • Osteoporosis

2. Patients with immune dysfunctions

  • For those undergoing chemotherapy
  • For those with neural mental illness
  • For heavy smokers
  • For those with insufficient jawbone volume
  • For those with osteoporosis
  • For those who are pregnant