Dental Implants Edmonton | Avoiding Infection In Dental Implants

Avoiding infection is a Significant Way that dental implants Edmonton can ensure success of the implants that they place in patients. While infection is not the only thing that can cause a complication.

An infection can not only be painful. But it can put the implant at risk. As well as cause a whole host of complications. Making it extremely important that not only the dentist of themselves. But the patient knows what they should do in order to ensure success of the implant. By minimizing infection in the area.

The first thing that dental implants Edmonton can do, is communicate effectively with their patient. To let them know how important good oral hygiene is. Not only is a patient who has poor oral hygiene more susceptible to infection. Due to the high number of bacteria in their mouth.

But also, if a person has poor oral hygiene. They may affect the ability of their body to heal from the trauma effectively. Causing them significantly longer time to heal from the implant. The longer a person takes to heal, the longer they are going to be susceptible to infection.

Also, if a person has poor oral hygiene. They may have gum disease. Which can compromise the ability of the implant to heal properly. Putting the implant at risk of failure.

Even if a person has engaged in great oral hygiene. It is important that they continue to do this up to the date of the implant procedure itself. The reason why, is because this is how a patient can minimize the amount of bacteria in their mouth. And the fewer bacteria they have. The lower the chance is going to be that they will have an infection in their mouth.


In fact, it is even extremely important for a patient to get their teeth cleaned and scaled by their dental hygienist. Prior to the procedure. The reason why. Is because any amount of plaque buildup can have a wide variety of bacteria. That brushing alone cannot eliminate.

Therefore, getting their teeth cleaned before the implant procedure. Can minimize the chance of infection.

Even following the procedure. It is important that patients follow this same oral routine. As well as add mouthwash to their list of things to do. The reason why a patient should use mouthwash. Is to eliminate any of the bacteria that brushing and flossing has missed.

Dental implants Edmonton says that it is so important that a patient continues to do this. That they might believe that brushing and flossing the same day and the days immediately following the procedure might increase irritation of the area and this is not true.

In fact, it is even more important for the patient to do this immediately following the procedure. So that they can minimize the bacteria in the area that can cause an infection in the implant. When it is at its newest and most vulnerable.

Therefore, they needs to communicate this with their patients consistently and effectively so that they can ensure they are minimizing the possibility of infection.

Dental Implants Edmonton | Avoiding Infection In Dental Implants

Dental implants have an exceptionally low failure rate of 5 to 10% according to dental implants Edmonton. However, the success of this often depends on the clinician themselves. Especially since there is an extremely high potential for things going wrong.

There are many things that a dentist can do from the very beginning of the process to help minimize that failure rate. Starting with the style of implant that they can put into their patient.

There are two different style of dental implants that a dentist can use. The first style of implant is a screw style. And it has three separate pieces to the entire implant. The implant itself, which is the part that is embedded in the persons mouth.

The second piece is called a crown, and it is the peace that looks like a person’s tooth. And finally, there is a third piece called an abutment. It will look like two screws pointing into opposite directions.

After the implant is put into the patient’s mouth. Dental implants Edmonton will in the abutment directly into the implant. And then screw the crown on top of the abutment. This way, no adhesives or cement is needed to complete the patient’s implant.

However, the second style of implant is called a cement style, because that is exactly how it is put together. It is different because it only has two separate pieces. One is the implant itself. And the other is the abutment and crown in one solid piece.


The dentist will then affix the crown to the implant through the use of dental cement. However, there is a risk that the dental cement can lose out or squish when the dentist places the crown. And this can cause a lot of problems.

The dentist will need to clean up the cement immediately. Because if it touches the tissue surrounding the implant that is still healing. It can cause infection. And a wide variety of complications.

Also, if the cement sinks into and then below the patient’s gum line. The dentist may not see that it has settled in that area. And they will not be able to clean it up effectively because of that. And the patient will be less likely to feel it when it is below the gum line.

The result is that when it is left like that, that can actually cause damage to the patients surrounding bone. Causing more than infection. Causing significant pain, and damaging the patient’s bone.

Therefore, dental implants Edmonton uses only the screw style implants in all of their cases. Not only because it has a lower infection and complication risk.

But also, because if the patient has an irritation with their implants, or if it comes loose or needs an adjustment. The dentist can go in, fix the problem by unscrewing the implant and then putting it back together.

So not only is it a lower risk. But it also is significantly more convenient both for the dentist and for the patient themselves.