Dental care is improving throughout the world by leaps and bounds. But despite this, many people suffer from tooth loss. There are several reasons behind this problem, such as tooth decay, injury, oral trauma, periodontal disease, to name a few. Earlier the only treatment options available for missing teeth were dentures and bridges, but today dental implants, too, have established a prominent place.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the replacement teeth roots that provide a strong foundation for permanent or removable prosthetic teeth made to match the appearance of your natural teeth. In most cases, this treatment procedure remains successful among all. The success rates of implants may also vary, depending on the position of implants.
Overall, dental implants have a 98 percent success rate. However, some people may still experience dental implant failure.
Causes of Dental Implant Failure
There may be several reasons for the failure of dental implants like failure to integrate, implant malposition, implant fracture, advanced loss of bone, loaded implant, and others. Such failures may arise early or before osseointegration (healing) or after the integration or loading of the implant.
Improper Placement of the Implants
Some dentists try to cut short the diagnostic procedure. Instead of taking a 3D scan, they use Panographic X-rays to place the fixtures. Following this, they place implants in lingual bone concavities, nerve canals, and sinuses, leading to numbness, infection, or even loosening of fixtures.
Loose Dental Implants
During the procedure, the root form fixture is placed in your bone, after which the bone grows around this form, fuses, and stabilizes to support your teeth. This process is referred to as osseointegration. If the tooth crown is placed before giving it adequate time for healing, the fixture loosens and fails. If the position of the root forms is incorrect, it leads to a lot of stress, thereby loosening the dental implants.
Dental Implant Infection
Some patients opt for dental implant procedures immediately after the removal of their diseased teeth. When this procedure is carried out on the site of fresh extraction, it increases the chances of infection of pathogenic bacteria. Dental implant infection may also be the result of poorly-fitted implant fixtures, which leave spaces for the bacteria to develop.
How to Avoid Dental Implant Failure?
The best way to avoid dental implant failure is to ensure that your procedure takes place at a reputed dental clinic like ours. Get in touch with our dentist, discuss your treatment plan, and get ready to solve your problem of missing teeth without worrying about dental implant failure.
Please reach out to Rota Advanced Dental Care in Colorado Springs, CO, 80923, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Rota. Please call us at (719) 598-1224 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.