Dental implants are also named ‘endosseous implants’. But, this is not their only name. In the world of dentistry, dental implants are regularly called ‘fixtures’. Dental implants are those components in dental surgery which are connected with the skull’s or jaw’s bone so that they can support the various dental prosthesis. They can be crowns, facial prosthesis, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants may also have a function of orthodontic anchors.
There are several possible risks in the process of dealing with dental implants. Nerve injury or excessive bleeding are those complications which may happen in the process of dental surgery. Furthermore, there are some risks which can happen after the dental surgery in the period of six months. They can be some failures to osseointegrate or various infections. Moreover, there are some risks which can happen in the long-term. In this way, we can speak about mechanical failures and peri-implant.
However, modern dental surgery can ensure that properly installed dental implants last at least more than five years, which is considered to be a really long period of time. In addition, some studies have proven that there are dental implants which lasted from 16 to 20 years, without any dentist’s revisions.
Speaking about the possible success of dental implants, one must bear in mind the health of the patient, as well as the health of the tissues of the patient’s mouth. All future implants should be well-planned and positioned in the proper way so that they last longer. In that way, some biomechanical forces which are usually made in the process of chewing can be dealt with.