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Many patients incorrectly believe that implants are immune to complications.
Research has shown that around 30% of patients with dental implants face problems, in most cases gum inflammation around the implants, with or without the resorption of the alveolar bone. Periodic check-ups are very important, in order to prevent and treat complications as soon as possible.
Factors that increase the risk of complications in the case of dental implants:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Arterial hypertension
- Long-term corticosteroid treatments
- Impaired immunity
- Periodontal disease
In order to prevent problems, it is very important to maintain a rigorous mouth hygiene: brushing after each meal, flossing and using interdental brushes.
The inflammation caused by the presence of food residues leads to the resorption of the bone around the implant and its mobility and in the end it is lost.
If you have dental implants, it is important to show up to the dental practice for regular check-ups, in order to check the condition of the bone and gum around the implant and to catch any issues in the initial stage.