I was out of the country in India and decided to get a lot of overdue dental work done. It was super cheap and it has been many years since I have seen a dentist. So the dentist talked me into some “immediate function dental implants.” I had them placed on two teeth. Well, it’s been two weeks and they seem a little swollen too and irritated on the gums. And now I think they are becoming loose. The oral surgeon mentioned that they may be a bit loose until osseointegration sets in. Is this normal? Do you think they will become more stable over the next couple weeks? I’m getting nervous that I may have got what I paid for with cheap dental implants.
– Mike in Maryland
You should always proceed with caution with cheap dental implants. Generally speaking, dental care in other countries is much less expensive. But these countries do not have the same standards or regulations that we do here in the United States. Also, you can’t go back into that dentist to have them check it out. They are pretty much off the hook at this point.
Loose dental implants is not normal. It is also worrisome that you are noticing swelling and irritation. Please get into an implant dentist at your earliest convenience. Unfortunately, dental implant horror stories are not uncommon. Far too many dentists try to lure in patients with cheap fees, but are usually cutting corners one way or the other. Whether with substandard materials or improper technique, you will end up paying much more in the long run to have the work done properly. Infection is also very dangerous if left untreated. So, yes it sounds as if your deal may have been too good to be true.
Thank you for sharing your story. Hopefully it helps someone else before they are tempted.
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