Dental implants are known as the optimal choice for restorative treatment. Their high success rates, durability, and permanent nature make them an attractive choice for individuals seeking a long-lasting solution. However, did you know that there are cases of implant failure? Our Brampton, ON dentist addresses this possibility with the hopes of informing and educating patients on the causes of implant rejection.
Although dental implants don’t require any special treatment or maintenance and are not susceptible to decay, they are most vulnerable in two important stages of the implant process. The first is during osseointegration, which consists of the jaw successfully bonding with the titanium post, and the second is immediately after the procedure, involving the aftercare of the new prosthetic teeth. These stages are referred to as early and late rejections.
Early Rejection: Occurs when the patient has an allergic reaction to the implant material used or if an existing infection in the gums is left untreated. Once the rejection occurs, the implant procedure will subsequently stop the process of osseointegration – resulting in a failed implant.
Late Rejection: Occurs after the implants have been successfully placed and have undergone the process of osseointegration. There are various factors that may lead to a late rejection including smoking, poor dental hygiene, post-op trauma, or even misaligned implants.
Peri-implantitis is an infection in the gums that comes as a result of poor oral hygiene habits. This gum infection can occur either before or after implant placement and if neglected, can result in bone loss or implant failure.
Peri-implantitis develops and forms bacteria around the existing implants, causing them to fail in security and stability. Although peri-implantitis is treatable, if it’s not treated in time it can result in the need for an implant replacement and endanger the success of neighboring implants and teeth.
Avoid dental implant failure by scheduling professional cleanings with Dr. Svoboda in Brampton, ON. Our dedicated dentist and staff at Park Place Dental Centre are here to help you maintain a healthy smile you can be proud to show off! Contact us today to schedule your next cleaning.
Dr. Emil Svoboda
110 Queen Street East
CAN L6V 1B1
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