Dental Implant Failures
Dental implant remedial treatment at DentalCarePlus
If you are experiencing discomfort or movement because of dental implant treatment, do not ignore the symptoms. Have someone examine you as soon as possible to prevent the problem from escalating into something more serious.
We can help resolve your dental implant problems, and bring comfort, health and function back. We have a team of qualified and experienced dentists across the UK solely focusing on implant and restorative dentistry.
Biological dental implant failures
The success rate of dental implants is very high, and only a small proportion of people with dental implants ever have complications associated with the procedure. Biological complications affect oral health and require immediate treatment. We are dedicated to rehabilitating biological dental implant failures and treat the complications associated with them.
Dental implant complications are on the rise because dental implants are becoming more popular. There are many didactic training courses that can help dentists prepare for implant procedures, but none can prepare them for dealing with the complications associated with biological and mechanical failures. Our team is made up of highly qualified and experienced professionals dedicated purely to dental implant procedures and restorations, bone augmentation and solving dental implant complications.
Possible Biological Failures of Dental Implants
Biological failures are complications that occur to a patient’s oral health around the dental implants placed, and can include bone loss, infections and soft tissue (gum) damage. They can include:
Infection occurs when the soft tissue / bone around the implant becomes inflamed. Infections can lead to both implant failures and bone loss. People with poor oral hygiene (not having a good hygiene regime at home or visiting your hygienist on a regular enough basis), smokers and diabetics have a greater risk of developing dental implant infections.
- Nerve, tissue and sinus damage
If implants are not positioned correctly, there can be damage caused to the nerves or sinuses. Discomfort and numbness may result.
- Failure to osseointegrate (integrate with the bone)
Osseointegration is the 3 to 8-month period following implant placement, during which the implant is integrating with the bone. In rare cases, implant integration is unsuccessful, especially in cases where the bone is of insufficient density or quality.
- Bone loss
Bone loss around implants can occur for many reasons including poor oral hygiene, implant component fracture, insufficient bone density or quality and incorrect placement procedures.
Treatment for biological implant failures
At DentalCarePlus we work hard to avoid issues and deal with them swiftly when they occur. We provide a detailed individual treatment plan for each patient after a thorough clinical assessment, meaning that we can find out as much about your suitability for treatment before going ahead. The clinical assessment allows for us to plan ahead for any biological failures that may be more likely to occur.
Mechanical dental implant failures
Although the success rate of dental implants is very high, mechanical failures can give way to more serious complications if not treated immediately. We have a team of highly qualified and experienced implant dentists to resolve complications associated with dental implant failures. There are a number of reasons why dental implant failures occur, and this includes mechanical complications.
Possible failures of dental implants
Both the implant and the crown should be stable once they have been fitted. However, there may be discomfort and / or aesthetic problems. If there is any movement, it may mean a mechanical failure. Mechanical failures, if left untreated, can lead to more serious biological problems. Mechanical failures include or may be the result of:
- Loose implants
Loose implants can be the result of issues with the abutment (the connecting component between the implant and the crown), or due to poor bone density / quality.
- Implant fracture
Implants and their components can fracture. This may be the result of trauma (e.g. an accident involving the face), bruxism (teeth grinding) or a production defect.
- Foreign-body rejection
The human body may see a dental implant as a foreign object and attempt to reject it.
- Manufacturing faults
The dental implant market has seen an increase in implants without a good track record or proper evidential support and research, resulting in implants without the necessary make-up to allow the best possible long term results.
- Poor treatment planning
Incorrect diagnosis or poor treatment planning can lead to implants being placed in locations where there is insufficient bone, or where the implant cannot effectively support a crown or bridge. Placement of implants in the wrong locations, for example, can result in nerve damage, sinus perforation and damage to other teeth.
Treatment for mechanical implant failures
The dental implant manufacturers we use at DentalCarePlus offer a lifetime guarantee so you can be assured of their quality and durability. We are fully equipped to deal with any possible mechanical failures and plan your treatment in the greatest detail possible to allow planning for any and all eventualities.
Dental implant remedial services at DentalCarePlus – questions / advice, costs and referral services
- For any questions about our dental implant remedial services – whether you are a prospective patient or referring dentist – contact us!
- For any dental implant failure questions, including costs – ask to speak to one of our patient coordinators
- If you are a dentist who has patients with dental implant failures and are on the look-out for dentist who is experienced in the rehabilitation of failed dental implants, we are here.
- Refer to our FAQ page for more useful information