Are Dental Implants Safe? What Are the Contraindications?

When it comes to dental implants, there are few absolute contraindications. Relative contraindications include cognitive impairment, status IV or higher in American Society of Anesthesiology patients, or medical conditions that may endanger the patient's life or life expectancy. It is important to consider evidence-based exposures that may contribute to the risk of failure, such as periodontal disease, smoking, and radiotherapy. Improper placement of implants in the upper row of the gums can cause sinus problems.

A poorly fitted implant can bulge into the sinus cavity and cause headaches and other sinus-related issues. To avoid this, it is important to determine the most appropriate place to place the implants. Although dental implants are stronger than removable teeth and are generally more comfortable, they can require several procedures and carry some risk of complications. The survival rate of dental implants placed in patients who suffer from controlled systemic diseases or who smoke does not indicate a total or partial contraindication for the placement of dental implants. However, if you are missing one or more teeth and your jaw has finished growing, there is a chance that the implant may not fuse properly with the bone, be too close to adjacent teeth and cause discomfort, or become loose or painful.