The procedure can take up to three months to fully recover after a dental device is removed from the mouth.
It can take months for a patient to recover.
Dr. James Bowers, a dentist in Chicago, says the recovery process is a little different with dental implants, which are generally designed to be inserted into the teeth to treat an underlying problem.
When the implants are removed, it is not uncommon to find the device in the mouth for months or years, Bowers said.
“You’re talking about a procedure that takes a lot of time,” he said.
In order to make the implant more durable, Bower said the implants need to be removed more often and more frequently.
“When you do that over a long period of time, the tooth will break,” he added.
The most common dental implant type is the dental implant called a titanium or gold dental implant.
The implant is inserted into a patient’s mouth and is used to help treat cavities.
“A lot of people, especially the older ones, don’t realize that their implants can have such long life span,” Bowers explained.
“It takes a really long time for them to break down.”
A titanium dental implant will usually last a lifetime, while gold implants usually last between five and 10 years, according to the American Dental Association.
The American Dents Association says dental implants can cause long-term dental problems, such as tooth decay.
It recommends using a dental crown or other device that can withstand the wear and tear of the implant.
Some dentists and hospitals also use dental implants for implant removal and replacement.
“The implant itself is not a bad thing,” Bower told ABC News.
“But the dentists have to know how to use it properly and safely, so that the implant does not get into the root canal.”
Bowers also said some dentists do not use dental implant replacement until they reach a certain age.
“That’s when you start seeing that they’re losing some of their teeth,” he explained.
Some of the health risks of dental implants Dentists have long debated whether dental implants should be removed or not.
Bowers has spent years researching the issue and says the current debate is not just about dentists.
“There’s a lot more to it than just what people think,” he told ABC.
“And I think there’s a real need for dental health professionals to get involved.”
Bower says the debate could have implications for dentists who use implants.
“I think it could be very harmful to dentists, because the implants have been around for decades and people are using them,” he continued.
“They may have been implanted as children, and they have not gotten the education about how to care for them properly.
So it’s very concerning.”
Dr. Robert Schoeffler, a pediatric dentist in Santa Monica, California, said dentists should be educated on dental implants.
He said the procedure can sometimes cause long term damage to the patient’s teeth.
“We don’t really know what happens to the implant after it’s done,” he noted.
“Some of the implants can even be quite bad for your jaw.”
Dr Schoeffer said it is important that dentists understand the procedure so they can treat their patients correctly.
“To treat your patient’s oral health, the first thing you need to do is educate them on the procedure, and that’s a really hard thing to do,” he concluded.
ABC News’ Andrea Gorman contributed to this report.