Dental Implants in Cancer Patients
The use of implants for oral rehabilitation of edentulous spaces has recently been on the increase, which has also led to an increase in complications such as peri-implant inflammation or periimplantitis. Chronic inflammation is a risk factor for developing oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC)
A dental implant is a small titanium post that's surgically placed into the jawbone. In time, bone grows over the implant surface, and provides a base for a porcelain replacement tooth (a crown) that will later be screwed into the implant.
Pain and bleeding from the implant placement is about the same as with any dental surgery.