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Nov
16

What if My Implant Fails?

Posted in Dental Implants

If you’re considering getting your first dental implant, then it’s natural to feel a little skeptical about the outcome. But with an overall success rate of over 98%, a dental implant is one of the most reliable dental treatments available for replacing missing teeth. As long as you’ve carefully planned ahead, then there is little reason to doubt your implant will be a success.

A dental implant is the most permanent tooth replacement option you could ever choose. Once you get your implant, it should be with you for life.

Reasons an Implant Could Fail

If an implant falls out or heals incorrectly, it’s often due to something that could have been anticipated or avoided.

Such reasons include:

  • Smoking (slows healing)
  • A poor immune system or disease such as diabetes
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Teeth-grinding / bruxism
  • Weak or insufficient bone around the implant site

Very rarely will an implant inexplicably not “take root.” Your dentist will carefully monitor the surgical site for months after the procedure. If the implant site isn’t responding properly, the prosthesis can be removed and replaced later on.

With careful preparation and planning, a good dentist will place a very secure implant restoration the first time with no issues.

Do Your Part

Complications with dental implants typically come up long after an implant is placed. This means that an implant is more likely to fail as a result of how you treat it rather than because of the surgery itself.

Good hygiene and regular maintenance appointments should be sufficient to keep your implant thriving and strong. Contact your doctor for more information on making a success of your implant.

Posted on behalf of:
Muccioli Dental
6300 Hospital Pkwy # 275
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(678) 389-9955

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