Thousands have their dentures on implants, what possible problems could happen with one-phase Implants
The one-phase immediate loading implant-based complete denture is a relatively new concept. In this case, “relatively” means more than 15 years since we have been using one-phase implants for tooth replacement since at least that time. Compared to conventionally prepared and two-phase implant-based dentures, the one-phase immediate loading implant represents a significant development. The denture fixed on one-phase implants is the closest to the performance of natural teeth. Although the success rate of implant-based dentures is close to 100%, there are some risks. In this article, we mention some problems with one-phase implants.
A dental implant is a small, screw-like device that can perfectly replace the natural tooth root when implanted in the tooth bone or jaw bone. Two families of implants are: one is the traditional two-phase implant that has been around for a long time, and the other is the newer one-phase implant that is loadable immediately. When we talk about problems with one-phase implants, we mean both implant families since, as will discuss later, in the vast majority of cases, the problem is not with the implant itself.
Problems with one-phase implants during the implantation process
A thorough examination always precedes implant placement based on CT and X-rays. The primary purpose of this is to give the implantologist an accurate picture of the state of the bones. Based on the knowledge gained in this way and the experience gained, he decides precisely where and how many implants must implant. Among the possible problems related to dental implants, the most common concern is the quantity and quality of bone required for implantation. It may happen that the information provided by the imaging system about bone quality does not quite correspond to reality. That means bone tissue indicated as suitable at a given point is unsuitable during implantation. In such cases, another implantation point must find. It is most likely to occur in older patients.
If the implantation occurs while awake, we use it under local anesthesia. Despite pain relief in the usual way, the patient feels pain at some point during the procedure; you must mention it to the doctor immediately. The reason for this may be that, on the one hand, not everyone has the same pain threshold; on the other hand, the effect of the anesthetic may differ from patient to patient. The essential requirement is that the patient may not feel pain during the procedure!
The situation is entirely different in the case of one-phase implant-based oral rehabilitation. We always perform this intervention under general anesthesia, ensuring the patient is 100 pain and discomfort free. The implantation package price includes the cost of general anesthesia.
Problems with one-phase implants immediately after surgery
Implantation is the most severe dental treatment, which significantly damages the tissues of the oral cavity. The most common are bleeding, swelling, unpleasant pressure, discoloration, or bruise-like tissue changes in the surgical area in the days after surgery. These are all signs of the body’s natural defense function. During the post-operative examinations, the doctor detects these signs and intervenes professionally if necessary.
Adequate theoretical knowledge and many years of practical experience in implantology are required to assess the quality of the bone tissue intended for implant placement. A beginner or an implantologist with little experience may misjudge the condition of the bone, despite the available X-rays. It is no coincidence that during the pre-implantation examination, we take an X-ray and a CT scan. We consider the latter necessary because a CT scan shows a clearer 3D image of the state of the bones, and something that may not be viewable on an X-ray may be viewable.
Problems with dental implants during use
Although the success rate of one-phase implant-based tooth replacement is consistently high, you must care for your denture after implant placement. The dental implant-based denture requires more attention in the weeks and months following implantation, during the ossification period. You should avoid very strong biting and chewing; for example, you should not want to break hard seeds with your new set of teeth.
Whether the implant is perfect or ultimately successful, problems with one-phase implants may arise months or years later during its use. Over time, the bone loses its density, thereby decreasing its quality and quantity. If this happens in the bone surrounding the implants, they can loosen. In this case, it is necessary to find suitable bone tissue that can firmly hold the implants and the dentures that are fixed on them. Another solution is bone replacement.
Other possible problems
Like natural teeth, one-phase implant-based dentures require regular and thorough care to keep the gums and bone tissue healthy. With proper care, such dentures have worked reliably for decades. You must see your dentist immediately if you notice any problems with your dentures or feel pain if you have problems biting or chewing.
In most cases, patients are satisfied with their implant-based dentures. The attentive reader may have noticed that although our topic is Problems with one-phase implants, we have not discussed a specific implant problem. It is because there is rarely a problem with the implant itself. The cause of the issues related to one-phase implant-based dentures is the loss of the patient’s bone tissue and the deterioration of the quality of the bone tissue. So, to have as few problems as possible with our dentures with implants, we need to take care of our bone tissue as far as possible.
If you are looking for a reliable, double-guaranteed implant-based dental replacement at an affordable price, consider dental tourism at our Budapest center. We offer fast, high-tech, and reliable solutions to those who need one-phase implant-based oral rehabilitation, which we perform under anesthesia. The implantation price includes the cost of anesthesia and long-term and temporary dentures. The procedure may be much more expensive in your country, but with dental tourism, you can reduce the average cost to a pocket-friendly one. We welcome patients from the United States, Canada, and the EU.
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