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What Causes Dental Implants Failure?

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Office
What Causes Dental Implants Failure?Over the last decade, dental implant usage has been massively attributed to the developing technology behind its improvements. Safe and effective procedures characterize dental implants; however, as with other dental procedures, they are prone to failure due to prevailing factors. The success or failure rate of dental implants may depend on user-linked variables; hence sometimes unavoidable.

What are Dental Implants?

These dental procedures involve dentists implanting metal posts into the jaw bones to support a false tooth or tooth replacement. Then a replacement tooth is attached to the implant by the dentist.

Nonetheless, the dental procedures may involve the replacement of tooth roots with metal screw-like posts or even replacing missing teeth with the artificial ones that resemble and offer similar functionality to the natural teeth. All in all, dental implants are aimed at offering alternatives to damaged teeth or roots for better appearances and functionalities.

Causes of Dental Implant Failures

Dental implant success rates are attributed to the length of their lifetime. They are deemed to have shortcomings bearing in mind the different activities and situations each patient faces during their lifetime. The common possible causes of dental implant failure include.


The most renowned complication associated with dental implant failure is Peri-implantitis. The disease arises from the inflammation after the surgery due to bacteria proliferation in the mouth. Research indicates that smokers and diabetes patients are the most susceptible group to the inflammation. Additionally, individuals with poor oral hygiene are also prone to complications. The complication results in bone loss and implant failures. Our dentists have the required experience to deal with peri-implantitis and often replace the failed implants.

Poor Oral Hygiene

Patients who practice poor dental hygiene have shown cases of dental implant failures. The poorly maintained implant offers fertile ground for bacteria and other unhygienic complications to breed, leading to dental implant failure.

Nerve Damage

Naive dentistry often leads to poorly fitted dental implants, which cause nerve damage, especially when placed near the mouth's nerves.

Implant Failure

In some cases, the implant itself may become very weak despite being made of strong metal, resulting in fracturing or complete breakages. Therefore, the net result is a disgusting-looking damaged dental implant.

Our medical centers offer advisory services on proper measures of dental implant care. Call us now and schedule an appointment with our friendly dentists.
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