Three Signs That There Could Be Something Wrong With Your Dental Implant
Although it’s a big decision, getting full jaw dental implants can also be a move that changes your whole life. A healthy, functional and permanent set of teeth that you can feel confident with is priceless for many – but ongoing care is crucial for a long lasting smile.
We specialise in full jaw dental implants here at EvoDental, so we’ve seen first-hand the sorts of issues our patients can potentially come up against during the weeks, months and years following their procedure. In many cases, dental implant problems can be solved quickly, but it’s important to spot the issue fast – so today we’re here to help.
Could your dental implant be failing? Here’s three tell-tale signs that could be a problem . . .
Unlike dentures, full jaw dental implants are permanent teeth. Your bespoke prosthesis is placed directly into the jawbone with screws, and you will undergo several aftercare appointments following this to ensure the prosthesis has settled in properly and done its job.
So, once you have received treatment and had the all-clear from our team, you should feel confident that, just like a natural smile, your new teeth should never move.
Any type of mobility of either your implants or the tooth restoration is a sure-fire sign that something is amiss with your full jaw dental implants and is most commonly associated with a failure to integrate with the surrounding bone tissue. Usually, this movement starts off small and barely recognisable, so it’s important to contact our team as soon as you recognise a problem.
#2 Swelling and pain
Although it may sound daunting, the act of getting full jaw dental implants shouldn’t be painful, especially with us as we offer total pain management. However, it is completely normal to expect some pain and tenderness during the following days after your procedure, for which you will be discharged with any medications you need.
But what about after recovery is complete? If you experience swelling and pain long-after the procedure has taken place, then there’s a high chance that your dental implants have failed. These particular symptoms may be indicative of an infection, so it’s important that you get it seen too immediately if you feel there is unexpected pain or swelling present.
#3 Bleeding around the implant site
Bleeding gums is almost always a sign that something isn’t quite right with your oral health, and it is no different when it comes to implants. Although implant failure is unlikely, especially if you have kept up with your appointments and aftercare, it can happen, and bleeding gums is one of the most recognisable signs of this.
Bleeding around the implant site may occur regularly if your full jaw dental implant is failing, so it’s important not to ignore the signs and to book an appointment with your specialist as soon as possible.
Reduce the risk of implant failure
Although dental implant failure is rare, it can happen, and it isn’t always avoidable. The good news is, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood of your implant failing by ensuring the clinic you go to is the best of the best when it comes to this type of treatment.
At EvoDental, full jaw dental implants are our speciality, it is all that we do here. Thanks to this, we have been able to offer our patients a unique, one-of-a-kind specialist service, with bespoke prosthetics and maintenance as and when needed, all in our purpose-built lab. So, you can feel confident that you’re in safe hands with us.
So, if you’re considering full jaw dental implants, or feel like you’re having issues with yours, be sure to get in touch with our team of experts today on 0800 470 2992.