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Why Your Dental Implants May Fail


Posted on 11/7/2022 by Alexandra Garcia DDS MS
Why Your Dental Implants May FailAlthough dental implants failure is rare, it may happen even if a prosthodontist or dental specialist took every precaution and used innovative techniques. Most failures happen not because of body rejection but because of your health, oral care habits, surgery, and post-op care. Let's take you through some of the things that cause dental implant failures.

Peri Implantitis


Peri-implantitis occurs if you fail to take care of your teeth. If you don't brush and floss, you may suffer a form of gum disease referred to as peri-implantitis. In this gum disease, the infection damages your bone, and if not treated straight away, it may cause the tooth to loosen.

Failed Osseointegration


Osseointegration is the process in which the bone fuses with the implant. So if your jawbone does not grow around the implant to hold it in place, it may loosen. Osseointegration failure may arise if you have a poor quality of the bone. It may also occur if you smoke. Again, if a dentist failed to provide bone grafting before implant placement, you may have issues with the fusing process. If the implant does not integrate and embed into the bone, you may have problems with your implant. That is why our prosthodontist will advise you to quit habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol once you get an implant in order to speed up the recovery process. Often, failed osseointegration occurs during the early stages after you have had the implant surgery.

Sometimes, dental implant failure can occur several years, often due to excessive stress on the implants, lack of gum tissue, lack of bone, or teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Choosing a qualified dental specialist can help eliminate some of the issues that contribute to implant failure. Our prosthodontist will continue to monitor and check your implants to make sure that they are firm and functioning properly. Visit our dental office for implant placement and checkups.

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