Possible Implant Failure with Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency can also impact your body’s ability to heal wounds. If you’re getting dental implants, your body will need all hands on deck to ensure it heals properly. With a vitamin D deficiency, your body is at a higher risk of implant failure. This is for several reasons. For one, your body can’t fight off infection as well. This means if your implant gets infected or you have gum disease, there’s a greater chance that your body doesn’t fight it off and your implant fails.
Vitamin D is also important for bone healing after surgery. If you don’t have a strong jaw bone, osseointegration won’t occur. Osseointegration is essential for the implant staying in place in the jaw.
If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, it’s a good idea to find out if you have healthy vitamin D levels beforehand. Simply taking supplements during the healing process of your dental implant procedure can help ensure your dental implants don’t fail.
During this dark winter season, make sure you’re taking the necessary steps to prevent vitamin D deficiency in addition to Seasonal Affective Disorder.
If you’re interested in replacing your missing teeth with dental implants or want to learn more about dental implant failure, please contact our dental office in Anchorage for a consultation with Dr. Kendall Skinner at Excellence in Dentistry by calling (907) 349-0022 today.