Causes of Dental Implant Failure

The rate of dental implant failure is about 5%. The rate is not too high, but when you count the number of people who get implants, this number soars high in the air. The experience of a dentist and the way he handles the procedure have a great impact on implant failure. However, there are many other causes of dental implant failure that can either be an early failure or long-term failure.

Early Failure

The early failure happens within three to four months after the procedure, during which the implant integrates with the jawbone.

Let us talk about the causes of early dental implant failure.

  • Autoimmune Diseases

An autoimmune disease is an illness in which the body’s immune system fight against itself, causing damage to body tissues. This can also lead to a high chance of the body, rejecting an implant. Patients with this disease have a higher chance of implant failure.

  • Poor Blood Supply

Having poor blood supply to the surgical areas might lead to a delay in the healing process, causing a failure.

  • Medicines

Some medicines can affect the success of dental implants. Therefore, it’s important to discuss the medicines you take or have taken in the past with your dentist.

Long-Term Failure

An implant failing anywhere between one to 10 years after the procedure is considered a long-term failure. Several factors influence long-term failure, such as:

  • Smoking

Those who smoke are at a higher risk of experiencing a failed implant.

  • Bruxism

Bruxism is repetitive teeth grinding or clenching, which can happen due to many reasons such as stress, missing teeth, or misaligned teeth. The grinding puts extra pressure on the teeth causing them to be damaged. Bruxism hurts the process of implant integration with jawbone due to excessive pressure, leading towards a failed implant.

Apart from the above-described causes of dental implant failure, there are many others that can create a problem for you. For further details, call Bayside Dental and Orthodontics at 979-330-4113 and talk to our experts.

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