When choosing to go through the dental implant process, you are dedicating time, money, and healing strength to achieve your smile. After experiencing all of the prior listed, the last thing you will want to experience is your implants failing. Unfortunately, like in any surgery, failure is a possible outcome after the procedure takes place. It is extremely infrequent for dental implants to fail after the procedure, but here are some things to be aware of that may cause failure of the implants.
If your jawbone is not dense enough, and your dentist does not alert you to this, or you choose to not go through bone grafting, you may experience an implant failure. If your bone is weak, it is possible your implant will not take. When you receive dental implant surgery, the rods that are placed act as the roots of your new teeth, which then will fuse to your bone. Without bone strength, your titanium rods will not have a chance to fuse. This will cause the failure, as your implants will not be secure.
Another possible reason for dental implant failure is if you require gum grafting prior to your surgery, and that does not take place. If you have receding gums and you opt out of having gum grafting, for one reason or another, it could potentially cause your implants to fail. This is because the soft tissues in your mouth provide a structure for your teeth, holding them firmly in place. Without this, your teeth will be exposed, causing sensitivity and other negative issues.
Dental implant failure, as previously stated is uncommon. If you need a procedure prior to your implant surgery, your doctor will choose to have you undergo the other procedures, or deem you not an ideal candidate for the surgery.
Contact Dr. Gouldin or Dr. Carlos if you’re interested in the dental implant procedure. Both doctors will be able to break down dental implant failure. Prior to the dental implant procedure, your dentist will have you go through a consultation period to ensure your treatment is as smoothly as possible. During this consultation, they will go over any surgeries you may need to partake in, if you are not yet suitable for dental implants, to make sure your implants do not fail.
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