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Causes of Dental Implant Failure

Jun 20, 2015 @ 09:00 AM — by markplatt
Tagged with: Dental Implants Restorative Dentistry

Of all the currently available methods of replacing missing or extensively damaged teeth, none can match dental implants in terms of their stability, strength, longevity, functionality, versatility, or aesthetic appeal. Truly, dental implants represent the next best thing to having a complete set of your own natural, perfectly healthy teeth. If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, you owe it to yourself to at least explore the possibility of undergoing dental implant surgery.

Of course, like any other form of surgery, dental implant surgery is not without its risks and potential complications. One possible risk of dental implant surgery is implant failure. Although dental implant failure is extremely rare, especially when the surgery is performed by experienced oral surgeons such as those at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, it can and occasionally does occur. Our surgeons discuss the possible causes of dental implant failure with patients during consultations at our Montgomery practice so that patients know the potential risks associated with implant dentistry. They also carefully screen patients to make sure that they are suitable candidates for dental implants, which helps to prevent implant failure from occurring.

Are you a good candidate for dental implants? Find out for yourself by visiting Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates at your earliest convenience.

The Most Common Causes of Implant Failure

First, it should be noted that the success rate of dental implants is extraordinarily high. Roughly 98 percent of our cases are completed successfully. Implant failure occurs in less than 2 percent of our cases. Nationally, implant failure occurs in only about 5 percent of all cases, so it really is fairly uncommon.

The most common causes of dental implant failure include:

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To learn more about the possible causes of dental implant failure, please contact Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates today.