Can I Have Dental Implants with Two Artificial Knees?

Ive had two knee replacements done. Im 65. is it possible to have dental implants done after this surgery?

Doctor Answers 14

Dental implants after knee replacement

Dental implant surgery can be safely performed after initial healing period after knee replacement will pass. The healing process will not be affected by previous orthepedic surgery as long as you are not a smoker and do not suffer with decompensated diabetes. You should check with your dentist regarding the protocol for antibiotic premedication before the implant surgery as it can differ from the one in US. 

Implant surgery after knee replacment

Absolutely, if you are in good health after your knee replacement you can certainly have dental implants.  Your surgeon may choose to cover you with additional antibiotics to protect you from a prosthesis infection.   There are many similarities between an artificial knee and an artificial tooth.  Both give you back the ability to enjoy the things you enjoy doing, such as walking, eating and smiling every day.
Best of luck.

Dan Hagi, DDS
Toronto Dentist
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Dental Implants and Artificial Joint considerations

This is usually not a contraindication to having dental implants placed. I would certainly check with your MD who will most likely recommend prophylactic antibiotics before implant placement.  

Something else to consider, make sure your oral gum health is in line and maintain this health. Gum disease causes systemic issues.


Ronald Konig DDS
Houston Dentist
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Yes dental implants and knee implants can be done.

Yes if you had knee implants and you had a normal healing period after then dental implants will be the same. Not to worry. Make sure your DDS knows of the knee surgery so he can review your current meds.

Michael J. Thomas, DDS
Los Angeles Dentist
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You sure can have implants after the surgery.

Your dentist might request a medical clearance from your medical doctor. You might need  antibiotic premedication

Antoaneta Barba, DDS
Santa Ana Dentist
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Yes to Implants at 65

You are young and obviously taking care of your overall health.  You can talk to your physician and may need pre-med with antibiotics but you should be just fine with Implants.  Go for it!!

Wendy S. Spektor, DDS
Bellevue Dentist
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Dental Implants after Knee Replacement

YES.  There is no reason why you could not have dental implants placed  after knee replacement surgery.  Just as you did after the knee surgery, you should take antibiotics both before and following the dental surgery.  Your oral surgeon or implant specialist will direct you in the use of antibiotics.

The technology behind the development of joint replacement and tooth replacement implants are nearly identical.  Today, both involve Titanium prostheses placed into healthy bone and the ability of your bone to grow into the surface of the implant.  The result is a stable and strong device that will stand up to physical use (walking or chewing).

Marc Zive, DMD
Springfield Dentist

Dental implants in patients with knee replacement / joints

Absolutely yes. Implants are very successful and there is certainly no contraindication in patients with orthopedic surgery or prosthetic joints. Antibiotic prophylaxis before any oral surgery is indicated.


Dr. Kazemi

H. Ryan Kazemi, DMD
Bethesda Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
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Knee replacements and dental implants

Your knee replacements shouldn't create a problem as far as dental implants go, just check with your orthopedic surgeon about the need for antibiotics and how long to wait after the knee surgery. In order to have dental implants you need enough of the right type of bone in the right places in your mouth, so a consultation with an oral surgeon would be a good first step to see if you are a good candidate.

Paul D. Kantor, DDS
Cleveland Dentist
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Dental Implants will be Life Changing

Dental Implants were developed by an MD (Branemark) who was studying Knee and Hip Replacements. The process is similar. So if you did well with the knee replacements you should do well with dental implants. Speak to your Implant Doctor and Orthopaedic surgeon concerning the need of prophylactic antibiotic.


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