Dental implant failure can present with pain or discomfort, difficulty in chewing, swollen gums, or loosening the implant itself or the replaced tooth. Although dental implants have a high success rate, some failures are also noticed. Implant failure can be because of localized infection or bone loss due to any underlying systemic disease. The implant is removed under local anesthesia and can be placed again after cleaning the area.
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Query: Hi doctor, I lost an implant tonight. It was loose earlier with some pain and just came out easily. It is the whole implant with the screw that goes into the bone. I have had it for 15 years. I have scheduled an appointment with my dentist tomorrow, but I am concerned about the infection. I have was... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. An implant also has its own life and depends on the bone. So if your implant is out, it means its osteodisintegration has occurred. It would be best to go to the dentist to get one radiograph done to see the bone and infection. I suggest you get one CBCT (cone beam com... Read Full »