Have you heard of a blade tooth implant? I got one of these about a year ago. I don’t think it is healing properly. Does it take over 12 months for a blade implant to heal properly?
– Richard in Kentucky
Even though blade dental implants have been used for many years, there are new products available. These newer products are starting to be preferred over blade implants. This is because a blade implant is ednosseous. This means it is placed in the jaw bone to support and encourage the process of stimulating bone growth, called osseointegration. This approach takes into account the type of metal used to stimulate the living bone.
A blade implant is sometimes used for patients with a narrow jaw. Traditional dental implants cannot be used in other circumstances, like if an individual already has a bone deficiency. Maybe you fall into one of these categories where the root and form dental implant isn’t the best option.
Most implant dentists prefer the screw-in type of dental implants over the blade implants since they are simpler. They also have a higher success rating and may require less surgery. Some studies show only a 50% success rate. Dental implant failure from blade implants sometimes occur when the implant itself becomes loose or is infected. On average a traditional dental implant takes approximately three to six months to heal. Since you are dealing with issues and it has been over a year, you probably need to go back to the surgeon. If you don’t feel like you are getting the results you deserve from the original surgeon, it may be worth it to seek a second opinion.
This post is sponsored by York PA dentist Donald H. Currie, D.M.D.
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