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Risks associated with All-on-4 Dental Implants


Key Concerns to Note

  • During the initial healing stage, some patients may experience minor bruising, discomfort, and bleeding. Post-surgery, you may also experience temporary numbness in your lips.


  • There’s also a possibility that the dental implants may fail to integrate, or are unable to adapt to restorations. 


  • Anaesthesia-associated complications, which is rare but still a possibility.  

  • Implant failure risk, which is valid for about 5 per cent of patients. This occurs when the implants don’t fuse with the bone. The solution to this is opting for a new implant. If the patient follows all care instructions, this is less likely to occur. Maintaining good oral hygiene, eating soft foods, and not smoking are some of the lifestyle habits that should be inculcated. 


  • The risk of infections such as peri-implantitis. This has clear indicators, such as the following: 


  1. Loose or wobbly implants

  2. Bad breath

  3. Unpleasant taste in the mouth

  4. Puffy, red, and inflamed gums around the dental implants

  5. Running a fever

  6. Presence of pus in the gums 

  7. Excessive bleeding while brushing 


  • Not drinking alcohol or smoking or using tobacco, and following the oral hygiene steps advised by your dentist. 


  • Additional risks involved with getting implants:


  1. Pain

  2. Swelling 

  3. Discolouration 

  4. Numbness in the lip, chin, cheek, or tongue 

  5. Changes in feeling near the teeth

  6. Inflammation of the vein 

  7. Bone fractures 


  • Allergic reactions to medications 


  • Delay in healing due to an underlying health condition, or a reaction to the medications. 

Now that you know some of the common risks associated with All-on-4 Dental Implants, you can make a note of what you need to avoid, for a greater likelihood of a successful outcome. 

Get in touch with our team now to learn more!

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