Contraindications to dental implant

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Prior to the implant treatment procedure, a detailed medical history needs to be taken, which could potentially reveal contraindications related to general health problems.

Absolute contraindications:

  • acute mental disorders,
  • active cancer,
  • radiotherapy,
  • chemotherapy,
  • haematological diseases,
  • systemic diseases,
  • osteoporosis,
  • alcoholism,
  • unstable diabetes (‘brittle’ or ‘labile’ diabetes),
  • complete lack of personal hygiene, with no hope for improvement.

Relative contraindications:

  • a patient’s age – patients under 16 years old cannot be treated due to underdeveloped bone system,
  • jawbone atrophy – a prior bone reconstruction procedure is required,
  • cardiovascular diseases,
  • rheumatic diseases,
  • kidney diseases,
  • liver diseases,
  • endocrine diseases,
  • pregnancy,
  • unstable diabetes,
  • poor mouth hygiene,
  • gum and periodontal diseases – periodontal treatment is required,
  • malocclusion – orthodontic treatment is required,
  • smoking – reducing the amount of smoking or quitting is required.