What are Implant Failure Causes : Dental Implants are safe and proven but you must know, what can go wrong with Dental Implants.
If you’re considering dental implants in India then it’s worth knowing that over 95% of procedures result in success. However, the longevity of dental implants not only depends on the implants having been fitted properly but also on a patients commitment to maintaining them in an effective manner.
As with any surgical or dental procedure there are a few factors which can cause complications to arise, so here we take a look at three of the most common.
- Loose implant – One of the most common causes for implant failure is that the implant becomes loose and eventually falls out. Often this is because the titanium implant has failed to fuse with the surrounding bone in the jaw in a process known as osseointegration. This is sometimes due to incorrect positioning by an inexperienced dentist, which is why it is suggested to have a prosthodontist in the implant surgery team who measures and places it accurately.
- In addition, certain conditions such as diabetes can slow down the healing process or prevent it from happening at all. Implants require a good density of healthy bone if they are to fuse effectively and remain stable. Often if a person has been missing teeth for some time they will have lost a lot of bone and in cases such bone graft must be done before implants. This will naturally add on length to the duration of the treatment since the bone graft will have to heal before the implant can be placed.
- Tissue damage – Dental implant complications can also arise from damage to the nerves or soft tissues. Although it’s natural for your gums to feel sensitive following implant surgery if persistent pain continues or your gums are still bleeding after a couple of days, then get in touch with your dentist right away. These problems can be caused by inexperienced dentists carrying out the procedure so it’s always advisable to look for a dentist who has proven success in placing dental implants and who uses state of the art equipment like CT scanning and 3D computer imagery, to take any guesswork out of the placement of the implants into your mouth.
- Infection – Occasionally infection or peri-implantitis as it’s called can occur when bacteria is present during surgery. It can also be caused by dental cement, which secures the crown on to the abutment, escaping from beneath the crown and getting trapped in the gums. Peri-implantitis causes the gum tissue and bone around the implant to become inflamed which in turn can cause bone loss and implant failure. Sometimes it can be treated but in most cases the implant will need removing. There are times when infection doesn’t occur until months or even years after the implants have been placed. The patients who are most at risk are those with diabetes, patients with thin gums, smokers, and those who fail to maintain a good level of oral hygiene.
We can’t stress enough the importance of choosing right dental implant center which has plenty of knowledge and experience in dental implants to restore your missing teeth.
What Should You Do If you Notice Implant Failure Symptoms
Connect with your implantologist immediately, minor movements in prosthesis can be managed. If the implant site has pain report if pain persistent or only on chewing eating. Let the implantologlist find if the cause can be managed without extensive intervention.
If the Implant has failed and prosthesis is dislodged
Do not loose hope, it can still be managed as per condition. Performing another implant surgery at same site, using same prosthesis is possible or not can be determined on examination.
Dr. Jyoti Singh (MDS), Diplomate WICO (Japan region) stands as a beacon of excellence in implantology within Delhi NCR region. She is a BDS and MDS(Prostho) both from Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, where she secured top honors with all India rank 1 in PG entrance examination. Her extensive experience at esteemed institutions like Clove Dental and her own Center for Dental Implants & Esthetics since 2016, Dr. Singh embodies unparalleled expertise in dental implants.
Boasting a wealth of 16 years in dentistry and backed by 18 groundbreaking research papers in leading international journals (google scholar), she epitomizes the pinnacle of proficiency and innovation in her field. She practices in Gurugram as your friendly dentist near me.