Most of the time, dental implant procedures are completed, without a hitch, but every once in a while, an implant rejection is possible. An allergy to the materials could be the culprit, or harmful bacteria not being thoroughly excavated from the area, but either way, steps must be taken to correct the problem. It is possible for a single implant to fail, inside a patient’s mouth, that has many of them.
People with titanium allergies are few and far between, but they are still out there, so being aware of the symptoms could save you a lot of grief. Muscle pain, skin rashes, and fatigue are all common occurrences in people experiencing an allergic reaction to titanium. There may be alternatives if your body responds in one of these ways to the metal. Ask your dentist if zirconium implants are a smart choice to use, in place of the more traditional metal ones, which will allow you to achieve the full implant experience, and hopefully, without further rejection.
Fusing With Scar Tissue, Instead Of Bone, Might Lead To An Implant Becoming Rejected
The design of the implant itself relies on bone fusing with it, which holds it securely in place. However, if scar tissue forms, the implant can become loose, pain may be experienced, and the entire process will need to be, repeated. Your dentist will attempt to find out why the failure occurred, but the answer is not always cut and dry. A bone graft may be needed, if it is determined, that bone deterioration is the reason behind the rejection occurring. Seek help as soon as possible, if your implant becomes loose, falls out, or infection sets in your gum or surrounding areas. Medication may be required to stop the illness from spreading, and it needs to be addressed promptly to prevent a further hazard to your health from forming.
Harmful bacteria, being present in the socket, at the time of the implant’s installation, may also cause a rejection. An infection can occur, and as your body attempts to fight it off, it may inadvertently attack the implant as well. In turn, the fusion between the bone and implant will not be successful, and once again, the entire process, from start to finish, will need to be performed.