Implant Failure-why?

A dental implant is a titanium tooth root that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line that allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or bridge into that area.

A dental implant can fail for a variety of reasons many of which are within your control. dental implant failure is very rare but can happen. The most common and most preventable are infections and bone loss.


Peri-implantitis is a kind of infection that forms around the implant and inside the gums. this infection is usually the result of poor dental hygiene following a dental implant procedure and it can lead to further bone loss and implant failure.

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Symptoms of Implant Failure

You’ll know that your dental implant falling if you start to experience severe pain or discomfort in or around your dental implants if your gums are swollen or inflamed or if your implant started to become loose.

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Can Re-Implantation be done

Yes, Re-Implantation can be done if available bone is enough to hold implant or bone augmentation Surgery can be done. But this decision can only be made by your dentist.


Options after Re-Implantation

The treatment for failing implants is dependent on the cause of the failure. In cases where a gum infection is causing the implants to fail – called peri-implantitis – the treatment may involve simply cleaning the implant and focusing on better oral hygiene practices in the future. If detected and treated early, peri-implantitis has a very positive prognosis.
In cases of damage to or stress on the bone around the implant, a bone graft may be required. Dental implants can only be placed in spots on the jawbone that have sufficient bone density. If jawbone loss or bone damage has caused an implant to fail, the treatment will involve a bone graft.
Options After Re-Implantation