When going through the dental implant procedure, you’re spending your time and money for a stable and permanent solution. Unfortunately, like with any surgery, failure exists as a possible outcome. While it is extremely rare for dental implants to fail, it would be more than stressful to have failing teeth once again, after the time, effort and expense put into the treatment.
Here are some things to keep in mind and be aware of as you go through the implant procedure, that could cause implants to fail.
If your jawbone is not dense enough, and your dentist does not alert you to this, or you choose to not go through bone grafting, you may experience an implant failure. If your bone is weak, it is possible your implant will not take. When you receive dental implant surgery, the rods that are placed act as the roots of your new teeth, which then will fuse to your bone. Without bone strength, your titanium rods will not have a chance to fuse. This will cause the failure, as your implants will not be secure.
Another possible reason for dental implant failure is if you require gum grafting prior to your surgery, and that does not take place. If you have receding gums and you opt out of having gum grafting, for one reason or another, it could potentially cause your implants to fail. This is because the soft tissues in your mouth provide a structure for your teeth, holding them firmly in place. Without this, your teeth will be exposed, causing sensitivity and other negative issues.
Dental implant failure, as previously stated is extremely rare. If you need a procedure prior to your implant surgery, your doctor will choose to have you undergo the other procedures, or deem you not an ideal candidate for the surgery.
Contact our team if you believe dental implants are your perfect smile restoration solution. We would be more than happy to schedule you for a consultation, which will allow us to ensure you are a candidate for this treatment, or if you should undergo any grafting prior.