Dental Implants

Do Implants Fall Out and If So Why

Do Implants Fall Out and If So Why

Is it possible for dental implants to become loose and fail, and if yes, what are the reasons behind it?

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Longevity of Dental Implants

By design, dental implants are intended to be a lasting solution, not prone to dislodgment or failure. When properly maintained, they have the potential to  last for your entire lifetime. Learn more.

In the rare event of implant issues, it signals underlying problems. Explore more details by clicking here.

At Egham Dental Care, these crucial aspects undergo meticulous analysis during your comprehensive assessment.

We employ advanced Treatment Planning techniques alongside CT scanning imagery and 3D Digital guides to ensure treatment precision.

Supplementary to this, digital radiographs provide an in-depth study of your jaws.

Potential Causes of Dental Implant Loosening

The main cause often lies in the failure of the implant to properly integrate with the bone, a critical process known as osseointegration, requiring several months for complete healing.

When placing a load-bearing dental implant, early loading may prevent the proper fusion with the bone due to excessive pressures on the implant tooth during chewing and eating, preventing the correct healing.

The chosen design of the implant may cause mechanical instability, preventing the implant from establishing a robust connection with the bone. The quality of the bone is a significant factor, especially in cases where softer bone may delay or stop the connection resulting in mechanically unstable implants.

Certain implant designs are designed to assist the attachment of human bone cells to the metal surface, while others lack this feature. In specific instances, implants providing an enhanced environment for connection are more suitable.

Incorrect surgical techniques can delay bone growth around the implant, increasing the risk of loosening.

Diverse implant designs are engineered to technically promote osseointegration, ensuring better structural support for varying conditions. For instance, some implants are more suitable for softer bone, while others are chosen for harder bone. Additionally, the treatment approach can be customized based on the specific location within the mouth being treated, allowing Dr. Patel to select the most appropriate design tailored to individual conditions.


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Implant Success Rates

The success of implant treatment depends on several factors, including bone quality, implant placement, location, clinician expertise, implant quality, and the chosen implant type.

Nevertheless, with meticulous care and supervision, implants generally boast an impressive 95% or more success rate and have the potential to last a lifetime.

At Egham Dental Care, rest assured that every effort is invested in selecting the most suitable implants for your unique situation. Explore more in Are Implants Worth It?

Our expertise lies in tailoring Treatment Plans to align with your specific case and circumstances.

We have identified that this approach yields the most durable and lasting solutions. Feel free to reach out to our clinic on 01784 472444 for a complimentary consultation to discuss the way forward.

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Dental Implant Questions

  1. Lifespan of Dental Implants:
  2. Can Dental Implants last Indefinitely? Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and tissues, the titanium implant functions like a natural root. The lifespan of your implant also relies on the care and maintenance of your oral health.
  3. Pain and Discomfort: Is Pain Associated with Dental Implant Placement? When we  place the implant, we are careful to carry out a pain-free procedure and if required various sedation methods suitable for nervous patients.
  4. Age Requirement for Dental Implants: Is There a Minimum Age for Dental Implant Treatment? While there is no specific age limit, our dentists recommend individuals to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure.
  5. Safety of Dental Implant Treatment: We employ Computer Guided implant placement techniques. We also employ comprehensive planning systems to ensure the success and safety of the implant treatment.
  6. Value of Dental Implants: Assessing the Benefits of Dental Implants: A dental implant offers numerous oral health advantages, including smile enhancement, stabilisation of adjacent teeth, and protection against gum disease.
  7. Pain in the Implant Process: Managing Discomfort in the Implant Process: Some slight discomfort may following the placement of a new implant, which minimized through modern anaesthetics. Post-procedure, swelling and slight aching may occur for 1-2 days. Many patients undergo multiple implants in a single day with minimal pain or distress. Existing patient have described this discomfort as no worse than that experienced after a tooth removal.

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Implants undergo colour matching and meticulous shaping to seamlessly harmonize with your natural teeth. Implant teeth are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Long-Lasting Dental Implants

Once the implant integrates with your jawbone and surrounding tissues, the artificial titanium structure functions just like a natural root.

When we insert a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes an integral part of your oral structure.

This provides numerous health advantages, such as slowing or stopping bone loss, reinforcing the jawbone's structure, and diminishing the likelihood of gum disease due to better cleaning when compared to dentures.[Learn More.]

Longevity of Dental Implants

When appropriately cared for, dental implants boast a lifespan ranging from ten to twenty-five years or even longer.

Dental implants are beneficial for:

  • Tooth loss due to trauma, accidents, or injuries
  • Missing teeth resulting from gum disease or insufficient bone
  • Substituting old, worn, or fractured dentures
  • Integrated treatments like Implant-Retained Dentures
  • Offering both removable and fixed options
  • Addressing individual tooth loss or entire arches in a single session

The long term success of your implant depends on your commitment to your oral health. [Discover more.]

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