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Bisphosphonates and How They Affect Dental Implants  

April 20, 2022

Bisphosphonates are a type of drug used to treat osteoporosis. They are known to slow down the deteriorating process while minimizing bone thinning. Although postmenopausal women are the ones who use it the most, bisphosphonates may be prescribed to men. They are also beneficial against osteopenia and Paget’s disease. But did you know that bisphosphonates may affect even the best dental implants in Davie? Read on to know more.

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Effects of Bisphosphonates on Dental Implants

Uses of Bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates, in more potent forms, are used to prevent advanced malignancies that have spread throughout the bone. They help with severe bone pain and fractures. Additionally, bisphosphonates may be used for multiple myelomas, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer. They are also used in chemotherapy.

On Dental Implants

There has recently been a lot of debate about whether dental implants performed on women who take oral bisphosphonates therapy have a poorer prognosis than those who do not. The continual bone rebuilding process, known as “bone turnover,” is the cause. This turnover is only possible when the bone has two cells: one that eats the old bone (osteoclasts) and another that replaces it with new bone (osteoblasts).

Bisphosphonates may enhance the bone density by interfering with the efficacy of cells that eat up bone (osteoclasts). The new bone around a recently placed dental implant must be devoured by osteoclast before a new bone can be created, as implants require the bones to recover. Due to bisphosphonates, the process may be less effective, and the region may not heal properly.

In severe situations, jaw osteonecrosis can develop, which is characterized by the failure of bone tissue to recover following mild trauma. In essence, bone exposure can cause infection and fractures, necessitating long-term antibiotic treatment or surgery.

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