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Dental Implant Removal

Why might my dental implant need to be removed?

Dental implant dentistry is like any other medical surgery sometimes, very rarely, things can go wrong.

Sometimes dental implant dentistry needs to be redone.

There are a variety of reasons why cosmetic dental implants might fail, the most common reasons include:

  1. Failure to osseointegrate (fuse to the bone).  This can cause the implant to become loose and need to be removed and replaced.

  2. Infection.  This can arise either during or post dental implant dentistry surgery.

  3. Peri-implantitis – Just as teeth can be lost through gum disease, so too can an implant be lost through gum disease. It involves severe gum inflammation and involves the bone around the implant.  This bone loss can be treated but in severe cases leads to the need for the dental implant to be removed. Peri-Implantitis and can arise months or even years after dental implant dentistry.  Patients with diabetes, smokers and patients with thin gums and those with poor oral hygiene are at greater risk of developing the infection. Smoking in particular significantly decreases the success rate of an implant

  4. Nerve and tissue damage.  This is a rare problem.  Nerve damage could be temporary or permanent and the implant might need to be removed. In almost all cases, this problem is caused by mistakes made by an inexperienced dentist.

  5. Overloading.  Overloading is the term given to failures caused by undue pressure or forces placed on the protruding abutment and/or crown. These forces can easily disrupt the osseointegration process. Care must be taken with patients who have inadequate bone mass to ensure that the grafting process has satisfactorily concluded prior to providing stress or “loading” the fusion between the cosmetic dentistry implants and the jaw.
The implant has failed what happens now?

It is sometimes possible to save an implant (if help is sought quickly enough) by building up the bone & gum tissue surrounding it. However, in some cases the implant must be removed and the area left to heal. A new implant can be attempted once the area has recovered, when the dentist determines that the site is suitable. Depending on how well the area heals, a bone graft might be required to provide a better foundation for the implant and improve the chance of success.

As always if you are considering surgical dental implants a dental implant surgeon will be able to guide you on the right dental implant for your needs.  You will be advised dental implant options and the right dental implant device for your needs.

If you are looking for dental implants in Sydney please call Southside Implant Centre on 9525 7725, Click to enquire on Dental Implant Costs here or view our completed Dental Implant galley.

Being fully informed makes you fully empowered to make the right decision.

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Phone: 02 9525 7725

Fax: 02 9526 6311

278 Kingsway,
Caringbah, NSW, Australia, 2229

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Dr Glen Baker and the professional team at Southside Implant Centre can provide you with the confidence of knowing that when your treatment is finished you will walk out of the centre looking and feeling your absolute best.

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