When dental implants fire, will We want to discuss from a patient’s point of view the different types of dental implant failures and also how to prevent dental implant failures.
Dental implants have been around since the 1950s, and they’re very common practice now to replace missing teeth. There are probably about 10 to 15 major brands of implants, and there are up to 200 individual brands of implants available to the market.
Every year when you consider that from research papers or success rates are around 96 to maybe ninety-eight percent of implants, even if we choose something in the middle, says three percent.
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Dental Implant Failures
We’re going to discuss dental implant failures, we’ve been getting a lot of questions on our website about dental implant failures, and we want to clarify some things. There are two significant categories of implant failures: early and late or delayed impact failures.
Early implant failure means that the implant or the fixture fails or is lost and has to be taken out early on immediately after surgery, or in the weeks right past the surgery time we tell we count around between six to twelve weeks still before, so if the implant is lost him that for initial stages of healing that is called back and that delay, it is when it’s lost after that once the implant has healed and the bone has grown around it and has what we called osseointegration then that implant fails later on then that’s delayed
Early in Time Dental Implant Failures
First, early dental implant failures because one of these three significant reasons reason number one is infection. Reason number two is the surgical or poor surgical placement, and reason three is a flawed or destructive prosthetic load. Let’s discuss the reason number one infection.
when there is an underlying infection, or there’s an infection in the site, there was a tooth there was infected, and we pulled the tooth if that infection is not cleared completely; is not clean thoroughly, or it’s not taken away or is not let heal completely, and we place the implant into that socket that infection there’s a very high probability that will attack the implant and the surface of the implant will not allow the bone to grow around the implant.
So that’s pretty simple, pretty self-explanatory, and we have to take good care of the, or to have to take care of the get rid of it, and then we can place the implant reason number two poor surgical placement this goes with the amount of bone and type of bone is there enough bone a lot of it or very little, or in is the bone strong, or the bone is weak if the amount of bone is very little typically what we do is we do a bone graft before let that heal, and once we have enough amount we place the implant, and it is a success.
If the type of bone is not very good what we usually do is place the implant, and let it heal unloaded untouched for a more extended period because that implant inside the bone that is not as hard will start challenging the bone, and the bone will start getting a little more complicated.
A little bit no denser around the area, so there is ways to bypass all of these problems the third reason why we lose a limb can early on is prosthetic means we put a tooth or a set of teeth over the implant or implants.
One of them is loaded poorly, and the forces of when we chew, and when we bite, and when we grind our teeth, and whatever is too strong over one implant, and that infant starts moving a little bit during healing. It’s not allowed to properly integrate to the bone around it, and that causes that implant to fail, so if we are careful from the get-go and we make sure that we eliminate or we have no infection, and if we plan correctly without CT scan.
We know how many phones and how good the bone is, and if we plan correctly and how we are going to do the teeth are going to go over the implants, there is a success.
We can be successful 98.5 percent of the time if we plan everything about implants and everything about dentistry correctly, by the way, is proper planning if we plan correctly we can deliver it properly if we deliver property we can get the right results and we can get happy patients.
The Factors Behind Dental Implant Failure
1- Lack of dental implant education
Dental schools offer few opportunities to perform dental implant placements. Therefore many dentists who offer dental implant services are using their dental implant test subjects which can have mixed results.
2- Loading dental implants too quickly
This problem happens when patients want a whole new tooth in a day. They pressure the dentist to load their implants immediately.
Dental implants need six months to heal properly to become a secure root for the abutment and crown. Not doing so will lead to implant failure.
3- Overloading dental implants
A combination of poor bone density and multiple dental implants can cause dental implant failure.
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4- Placement after one failed already
New dental implant placement after one already failed has a good chance it will fail again.
Rejection periodontitis, overt bruxism and nerve/tissue damage are reasons besides the one mentioned already that can cause recurring implant failure.
5- Personal factors you control
you control whether you will have lifetime dental implant success.