Given the many benefits it brings to the patients, dental implants have significantly grown in popularity in the last years. Traditionally, dental crowns and removable dentures are the leading options, but with the increasing awareness of the people of the truth capacity of implants, they have completely overcome other options.
Dental implants are exemplary teeth replacement options. Unfortunately, even with its amazing success, there are some reported cases of failures. These may be related to different things.
Some Reasons of Implant Failure:
Poor oral hygiene. The dental implants are embedded in the jaw bone and they take the place of the roots of the natural teeth. Just so, they rely on bone and the periodontal ligaments for stability and when the health of this structure compromised, the implants fail. Poor oral hygiene will mean increased plaque build-up that can disrupt the health of the periodontium. Advanced gum disease can lead to gum recession and bone loss, which will lead to observed mobility on the implants.
Trauma. When there is premature contact or when there is constant and traumatic load or pressure on the dental implants, it will cause them to fail. This is most especially significant when the implants have not established stabilization, yet. When an implant is subject to the force that exceeds its capacity, it will lead to destabilization that may be related to bone loss.
Smoking. Smoking is a generally bad habit that needs to be stopped. With dental implants, smoking disrupts blood circulation, so that healing is impaired. If a patient chooses to continue smoking even after the implants are placed, the health of the gums and bone will be compromised, and the implants will fail.
Health. The reason why patients are properly assessed prior to implant placement is because there are certain health conditions that contraindicate the placement of implants. If a patient fails to disclose such conditions, they could easily lead to the failure of implants.
Nerve Impairment. Before the implants are placed, the bone is properly assessed so that the right size of implant will be used. With proper planning, all should be well but over-instrumentation can occur, at which case, the nerves will be permanently or temporarily impaired, leading to its complete failure.
Your knowledge of the above information is valuable because it will help you better prepare for your own implant placement procedure. By being aware of how some cases failed, you can protect your own investment and ensure success.
If you have any questions or would like to be evaluated for dental implants, contact Tadros Dental today!