|Dental Implant Failure Causes|
|Statistics reported that risk of dental implant failure is approximately 5% for lower jaw implants and 10% for upper jaw implants. But there is one of the most confusing aspects of dental implant failure – it is that in one person having multiple implants, perhaps all but one of the implants will be successful. Nobody knows how to determine the causes of selective dental implant failure.|
Some dentists have suggested that this type of dental implant failure can be provoked by the bacteria present in the jawbone before the implant insertion procedure. When the implant is screwed into the bone, it releases the bacteria in the tissue surrounding the implant. As long as the other implants are placed in bacteria free bone, they will heal cleanly and quickly, but the germ-infested implant will finally become inflamed, never healing correctly, and the implant will eventually fail.
Dental Implant Rejection
Dental implant failure and dental implant rejection are different things. Dental implants are made of titanium, a metal which, because of its “inert” nature, has been used for nearly forty years in hip replacements. Titanium doesn’t cause any adverse reactions in human tissue, and when it is commercially pure, any allergic responses.
However, a dental implant can become contaminated at the factory where they are produced, even though all dental implant manufacturers must comply with strict FDA quality standards. Or it could get contaminated in the dentist’s office during the implantation procedure, although all dental surgeons and periodontists are also expected to follow the highest sanitation practices.
The failure is most likely to surface shortly after the implant procedure and this doesn’t depend upon the cause. Anyone experiencing excessive discomfort or bleeding after an implant procedure should meet their dental surgeon immediately.
Additional Caused for Dental Implant Failure
Besides, dental implant failure can be the result of the patient’s neglect of aftercare. The dental surgeon will provide a clear set of recommendation on caring for the new implant, and it is very important to follow the instructions. If, in spite of maintaining the implant properly, the patient still develops swelling or tenderness around the implant, it could be a symptom of infections and the dentist should be consulted as soon as possible.
A dental implant failure can also happen if the implant has been wrongly placed. A poorly inserted implant will be disturbed by the mouth’s biting motion; and people who know they grind their teeth in their sleep should ask their dentists if they are good candidates for dental implants. In most cases the dentist will simply supply you with a mouth keep your teeth grinding at a minimum.
And if, in spite of your best efforts, you experience dental implant failure, you can simply have the implant replaced when the cause of the failure has been determined and eliminated.