What to do if there are contraindications to dental implants

pros-and-contrasDental implants – an elegant and simple solution to the problem of tooth loss, at the same time restoring the health and beauty of you smile. Nowadays more and more patients visit dental implantologists to get quality dental implant treatment, as the capabilities of modern implants and placement techniques are becoming more improved. However, as any other treatment methods in medicine, dental implantation has its indications and contraindications, which regulate the possibilities provided for dentists.

A doctor can and should be qualified to determine indications and contraindications during the first consultation, because all the follow-up actions will depend on them. If there are indications for implant treatment, the doctor must determine whether any absolute or relative contraindications are present and how to reduce their influence.  Patients often ask the question:what to do if there are contraindications to dental implants, but they have a desire to get rid of the defects in their teeth?

There are several options in this case. To begin with the doctor explains that there are absolute contraindications, when a patient is strictly prohibited from having dental implants, and relative ones, which can be eventually neutralized. The absolute contraindications to dental implants are as follows: diseases of the blood and blood clotting disorders; central nervous system disorders, including mental health; cancer and immune diseases; connective tissue diseases; diabetes; tuberculosis. These diseases require long-term treatment and dental implants may significantly deteriorate the patient’s health, so no doctor will expose a patient to this risk.

Relative contraindications are considered those that can be removed due to the right medical approach. Careful examination of the patient, consultations and treatment in other   medical specialists are mandatory procedures to avoid them. These contraindications include:

-tooth decay because of poor oral sanation;

-improper dental hygiene and care;

-abnormal bite, gingivitis, periodontitis;

-joint disorders in the facial area, such as temporomandibular;

-severe jaw bone atrophy, requiring a bone grafting procedure;

-bad habits (smoking and drinking alcohol);

-physiological state, when dental implants are contraindicated (pregnancy and lactation).

As you can see, all these conditions, due to doctor’s patience and professional approach, can be called temporary. So you should carefully weigh all the pros and cons, listen carefully to the opinions of all medical specialists and act in accordance with the principle “do no harm to your health.”

There are cases when it is possible to remove contraindications, but impossible to perform implantation. But nevertheless you did everything you could. Moreover dental implantology is developing rapidly and the specialists of the company Bio3 Implants are sure that the list of absolute contraindications will continue to reduce as implants become even faster and more reliable to place and restorative dentistry techniques are various enough to find an option.