Can dental implants fail?

After having new implants, is it possible for them to fail?

Dental implants involve a titanium body being inserted into your gum so that it can fuse with the jawbone. A crownSimple crown procedure utilizing a porcelain crown fused to non-precious metal and not involving complicated prep./bridge/dentureAn artificial substitute for natural teeth and adjacent tissues. is then added into the tooth, with the intention of restoring your smile. Most dental implants are extremely strong and long lasting, meaning you are unlikely to suffer any malfunctions or failure, however it is possible for the implants to fail due to a number of reasons.

Primarily, poor oral hygiene can contribute to the dental implant failing, as the spread of gum disease can cause the gum to recede or the bone to erode. This will naturally result in the implantA device specially designed to be placed surgically within or on the mandibular or maxillary bone becoming unstable and failing. In order to combat this, dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice a day, and cleaning between your teeth daily. This will ensure that any bacteria build up is dealt with early and help lengthen the lifespan of the implant.

However, some failures in implants can be out of your control due to more serious health problems. Cancer treatment, involves radiotherapy which may result in bones’ healing ability and therefore the implant could be harmed.

Finally, smoking can also disrupt the healing process after the dental implantA device specially designed to be placed surgically within or on the mandibular or maxillary bone as a means of providing for dental replacement; endosteal (endosseous); eposteal subperiosteal); trans has been fitted Smoking releases chemicals that can reduce the speed of healing and even damage the bone. Therefore a dentist will check your medical history prior to suggesting the treatment and may recommend that you quit smoking before seeking dental implants. If you have any further questions regarding dental implants then make sure you raise them with your dentist or contact us anytime.

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