Dental implants is a great way to replace missing tooth or teeth and provide a permanent option. A titanium screw fixed into the bone around which the bone forms and the implant gets fused to the jaw bone. Over a period of time crown resembling a natural tooth then replaced over it. Dental implants have a high success rate but about 5-10% of dental implants may fail; shortly after a procedure months or years later. So what are the failures associated with dental implants?
What are the signs of a failed Dental Implant?
- Severe Pain and Discomfort
- Gum Recession around the dental implant
- Difficulty while Chewing and Biting.
- Mobile bridge and implants.
- Swollen Gums.
- Teeth Grinding.
Causes of A Failed Dental Implant In Most Cases:
To undergo this procedure, healthy gums are important criteria. Gum disease is an infection which leads to damage of the gums and jaw bone. If the infection not treated and implant placed inflammation around preimplant tissue develop leading to pre-implant mucositis. This complication can arise during early stages of healing. If the infection not controlled at this stage it may progress to a more advanced stage periimplantitis. All this could lead to implant failure.
Loose Dental Implant
In the early stages of healing the process of fusion of dental implant with the bone takes place. This is called osseointegration and is important for the long term success of the implant. If due to certain reasons the implant fails to fuse with the bone it has to be removed.
Nerve or Tissue Damage
Sometimes the dentist may unintentionally place dental implant close to the nerve. This can cause paresthesia, tingling sensation and pain. It may be transient or permanent. Injury to inferior alveolar nerve in lower jaw can be serious. Symptoms such as numbness at the site of the implant, lower lip, chin, persistent pain or discomfort, tingling, burning sensation in gums and skin seen.
Upper dental implants can protrude into the sinus causing swelling and inflammation known as sinusitis. In addition symptoms include swelling around the cheeks, eyes, forehead, pain , blocked nose, sinus headache, toothache, high temperature.
Damage from excessive force
Patients who have the habit of clenching of teeth during sleep, tobacco chewing should be informed regarding the ill effects on excessive force on implants. Hence excessive force can cause dental implant to crack or become loose.
It restricts blood flow to the gums causing dental implant failure. However still we can get a better outcome in smokers if they stop smoking till the healing completed.
Rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes play a significant role in delaying the healing process.
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Delayed healing can prevent osseointegration leading to implant failure. Thus its important to know the potential risk so that required steps can be taken prior to the implant surgery. Also includes follow up with the dentist for any gum or bone problem. Practicing good oral hygiene before and after surgery and controlling of habits.
An Exclusive Interview of the Dental stalwart Late Dr. Arun Chamria by Maharashtra Times, the No.1 print media daily; an initiative by Times Group. Dr. Arun Chamria, Chairman Director and Founder of Royal Dental Group of Companies construes on how failure is a stepping stone to success.
𝘋𝘳. 𝘈𝘳𝘶𝘯 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘳𝘪𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘴𝘰𝘳𝘵, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘶𝘱. 𝘋𝘳. 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘳𝘪𝘢 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭. 𝘏𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴. 𝘞𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴.
Dr. Chamria concludes on this amazing and awe-inspiring series by saying, that whenever there are challenges in life, think that God has chosen that challenge for you and positively embrace it. Think of the outcome, you may fail many times but eventually you are bound to succeed.Follow Us For More Updates