Dental Implants Problems
The average failure rate of dental implants is below 5% which is very satisfactory considering that the placement of dental implants is a complicate procedure that includes one or two surgical phases. Unfortunately in some cases, dental implant problems are possible to occur.
Common implant problems leading to dental implant failure
Several problems may appear as result of complications during or after the dental implant treatment, but they do not always lead to implant failure.
Implant failures are usually caused by a combination of these problems due to their strong correlation. A surgery error can lead to infection which could lead to osseointegration failure and finally to the loss of implant.Several causes may lead to these dental implant problems. Main reasons are:
Causes of Osseointegration related dental implant problems
The following conditions can disturb the normal osseointegration process (the bonding of the implant to the jaw bone) causing dental implant problems:
Causes of infection related dental implant problems
Infections are the most usual dental implant problems that can lead to failure. An infection around the implant not only inhibits the process of osseointegration but also causes further bone loss. Dental implant infections are usually described by the term peri-implantitis, which is actually a type of periodontal disease. Peri-implantitis causes inflammation of the surrounding tissues and bone loss around the implant, making the implant unable to bond with the jawbone. If the implant becomes loose it will have to be removed. An implant infection can be caused due to:
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