Dental implants are a popular solution for missing teeth, and they are designed to look and function like healthy teeth for many years. Unfortunately, not all implants are created nor placed equally and there is a big difference between a good implant and a bad implant. In this blog, we’ll explore the difference between the placement of a good implant and a bad implant.
Placement of a Good Implant
When placing a dental implant, several factors need to be considered to ensure a successful outcome. These factors include the quality of the bone, the size and shape of the implant, and the location of adjacent teeth. A good implant should be placed in the correct position, at the correct angle, and with sufficient depth to ensure stability.
The first step in placing a good implant is to assess the quality of the bone. The implant needs to be placed in a healthy and dense bone to ensure it has the necessary support. If the bone is not strong enough, additional procedures such as bone grafting may be required.
Next, the size and shape of the implant must be carefully selected to match the specific needs of the patient. A good implant should fit snugly and be the correct length and diameter to provide adequate support for the restoration.
The location of adjacent teeth is also critical in the placement of a good implant. It is often recommended to proceed with orthodontic tooth movement to allow for the proper alignment and placement of a dental implant. The implant should not interfere with the surrounding teeth or cause any damage to them.
Finally, a good implant should be placed at the correct angle and with sufficient depth to ensure stability. The implant should be anchored firmly in the bone to prevent any movement, which could cause discomfort or lead to implant failure.
Placement of a Bad Implant
A bad implant, on the other hand, is one that has been poorly placed or has not been assessed correctly. A bad implant may be placed in weak or poor-quality bone, be too large or too small, or be positioned incorrectly. If the implant is not placed correctly, it may be unstable, cause discomfort, or even fail altogether.
Some of the common mistakes made when placing a bad implant include:
- Placing the implant too close to adjacent teeth, causing damage to them.
- Placing the implant at the wrong angle, resulting in instability or discomfort.
- Placing the implant too shallow or too deep, causing pain or infection.
- Choosing an implant that is too large or too small for the patient’s needs, resulting in a poor fit or inadequate support.
In summary, the difference between a good implant and a bad implant is the quality of placement. A good implant should be placed in the correct position, at the correct angle, and with sufficient depth to ensure stability. If you’re considering dental implants, it’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced implant dentist such as a board-certified periodontist who can assess your needs and place the implant correctly to ensure a successful outcome. Periodontists are surgical specialists trained in the placement of dental implants and advanced grafting procedures. They are also trained specialists in identifying and treating other diseases that affect teeth and gums which will help prevent the loss of other teeth—assuring that the overall health of your dentition will also assure that your dental implant will last for many years to come.Talk to US About an Appointment