Patients’ biggest dental implants fears

Our excellent implant dentists are well aware what patients’ biggest fears are when they consider having dental implants. They understand these feelings. They are happy to answer all questions before the treatment is started to put patients at ease.

It may be a really terrifying thought to have your bone drilled and have some foreign body – in case of a dental implant a titanium screw – inserted. This may lead to a false expectation that if the bone is involved in any medical procedure it will be terribly painful.
However strange it may sound, the bone, as an independent anatomical unit, is not supplied with sensitive nerves. This means that if the bone is drilled for any reason – for a knee or hip replacement or dental treatment – no pain occurs in the bone itself.

Therefore, in practice having implants is one of the least painful dental procedures. Even a deep cleaning without injections may be more unpleasant.

The other concern many patients share is that the implant would get rejected. Most implant dentists would agree, that on average 2 implants from 100 would fail in the first place. This is the percentage often heard in dental conference presentations

Unfortunately, very often we do not really know

  • what causes these problems,
  • why implants get rejected

But the chance for that is just around 2%.

The main causes of failure can be

  • insufficient bone density,
  • temporary weakness of the immune system
  • or if the patient does not follow the dentist’s instructions.

In case the implant fails – after some healing time – the procedure can be repeated with good chances for success.

Vitamins to bone mineral density

Recent years’ research has also proven that D3 and K2 vitamins significantly contribute to bone mineral density and bone health in general. Due to modern manufacturing processes, vitamin K2 content of the food supply today has significantly dropped. Therefore it is recommended to take them as vitamin supplement, mainly when undergoing implant treatment.

Contuct us to help you

At Dentart surgery consultations are free of charge. We do encourage all patients to ask any questions and share all their concerns with us. Having detailed information about

  • what to expect,
  • what benefits and risks the treatment implies will help you make an informed decision.

Please contact us for an obligation-free consultation and we will be happy to discuss all your dental problems and the available solutions.