Although dental implant failure is rare, it can happen. However, here at Pearl Dental Clinic, we will fully assess individual cases to give the best chance of successful treatment. Our staff would never fit implants unless they are as sure of success as is humanly possible.
Dental implants have an average success rate of 95 percent. However, dental implant failure can still occur for a number of reasons. Two of the main reasons are as follows:
Failed Osseointegration: This means that the implant has failed to fuse with the bone. When the implant and the bone do not fuse the implant will not be sturdy, therefore, it will become loose and will need removing. There is a pre-implant procedure that can help to counteract this issue which is called a bone graft. Our qualified and experienced staff would assess whether this was necessary before inserting an implant. Bone grafting helps to regrow and strengthen the jaw bone to give a strong base for the implant to be attached to.
Peri-Implantitis: Peri-Implantitis is the development of an infection. This can be caused by bacteria developing during the surgery. Alternatively, the infection can set in afterward due to poor hygiene or smoking. Due to infection, the bone surrounding the implant can weaken. Weakened bone will most likely result in implant failure.
If you have suffered tooth loss or would like more information about dental implants then you can call the clinic on 0208 547 9997. Alternatively, the clinic offers general dentistry and a stunning array of cosmetic treatments. We also offer an emergency dental service for anyone in urgent need. This is for new and existing patients. We look forward to taking your call and assisting you with all your dental needs.