Affordable Dental Implants - A Big Risk?
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Dental implants have become very popular because in the long-run, good quality dental implants performed by a skilled dental team gives you the much needed boost in terms of comfort, convenience and confidence. Since dental implants are expensive, it is natural to expect people to consider low cash out dental implants. However, you should not sacrifice your health and well being by opting for what only superficially appears to be affordable dental implants.
Instead be an informed and prudent consumer. Be responsible enough to know your doctor better such as knowing the extent of trainings earned and the materials being used as FDA compliant. Also take the initiative of seeking the experiences earned by your doctors previous patients. The manner in which your doctor handles your inquiries also reflects on his professionalism and ethical concern for his patients. It does not require much effort to verify all the information before you undergo surgery. Taking this process for granted may turn out to be costly for you, money and health wise.
Poor Quality Implant Devices and Dental Implant Infections
Bear in mind that these materials will be implanted inside your body and your health is at risk. One of the leading causes of dental implant failures are dental implant infections. Dental implant infections crop up in sections where dental implants are attached to the bone. Symptoms like soreness, redness and looseness indicate infection. If the quality of materials for the implantation is sub standard and the correct fitting is in question, the gaps and loose screws can host bacteria which can cause infection. Moreover, improper sterilization procedure during the course of implant surgery can trigger infection. Hence, cutting costs through the use of substandard materials and having the implant done by doctors with sub-standard training and education on dental implant procedures may result in higher risks of dental implant infections and failures.
If dental implants infections occur, you will be required to shell out money for new implant devices that meet FDA and ADA standards. You also have to pay for another round of medical professional fees for infection treatment and implant replacement. Thus, the lesson is to take affordable dental implantation if the procedure is administered by a duly accredited government entity or an accredited dental service provider.
Also important for patients to understand is they are strictly required to observe proper dental hygiene to avoid infections, and ensure the success and longevity of their dental implants.
Highly Qualified Medical Practitioners A Must for Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implant can be administered in one session but the osseointegration can take a period of three to six months. Osseointegration is the process wherein the dental implant anchors and takes root on the jawbone. A case of unsuccessful osseointegration process will result in the failure of the dental implant . Failures generally occur due to improper placement or poor positioning of the dental implants which require the judgment of well-trained, knowledgeable and experienced dentists. The call for the right skills and training becomes more pronounced with the delicate process of drilling the hole in the jaw bones for the implant- which can damage vital face and jaw structures such as the inferior alveolar nerve in the lower jaw if improperly undertaken. To avoid complications during surgery, you have to resort to the more expensive CAT scans for ensuring precise reading of the situation involving the jawbone and the nerves placement.
So be wary of advertisements selling affordable dental implants. Do your research on the qualifications of the team of doctors who will perform the entire dental implant procedure. Moreover ensure that the materials for the implant are fully compliant with FDA standards to avert possible exposure to infections.
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