Dental implants in Dubai and elsewhere, have a very high success rate in a majority of patients, research suggests almost around 95%, but as with everything in life there are failures that occur from time to time. Most often, failure occurs early on in the procedure, but there are patients who come to us with dental implants that have gotten loose or have implants that have fallen out, which was administered by another practitioner. When a you experiences pain around the area of the dental implant or loosening of the implant, this is a cause for concern and you should make an appointment with our implant dentist straight away regardless of how long the implant has been in place.
Cause of loose implants
Our Dentist in UAE says that dental implants that loosen or fail in the early stages of the procedure are usually a result of the implant not bonding properly with the surrounding bone in a procedure known as Osseointegration.This in itself can be caused by a number of factors that include, insufficient bone, poor bone quality, bad implant placement, overloading and other health conditions and habits such as uncontrolled diabetes, and smoking.
Dental implants come off completely or loosen after a few months or years after successful dental implant placement may have become marred by severe gum disease or peri-implantitis which can cause inflammation and bone loss. Other causes can be bruxism or tooth grinding, poor quality abutments and crowns, or underlying health issues which affect the density and strength of bone.
What is the treatment for loose dental implants?
The first course of action that we recommend to our patients is to make an appointment with our dentist to determine whether the cause lies with the implant itself or with loosening or damage of the prosthetic teeth. Our dentists will complete a thorough oral examination and check for signs of redness, inflammation and bleeding of the gums, which is an indication of infection. Furthermore, if the patient has Multiple teeth implants our dentists will use imaging to look deeper for signs of infection and bone loss around the implant area.
Although when the loosening of dental implants are caught early, it is highly treatable and the dental implant can be saved, however, if the implant has become unstable then our dentists often recommends that the dental implant be removed, and in some cases the patient is fitted with a another implant straight away. There are instances where bone augmentation may be required to provide a more stable platform before another implant can be placed. Each patient’s condition is unique and treatment will be decided after considering the patient’s overall oral and general health and extent of damage to the existing implant site. Our dentists will discuss this with you after a complete examination so that a proper and successful treatment plan can be put into place.
Our dentists at the SameDay Dental Implants Clinic will ensure the success of a dental implant, providing that the patient’s oral health is in good shape, providing top quality implants, giving detailed postoperative care instructions, and closely monitoring the procedure from start to finish and beyond. If you’re interested in fixing your smile with dental implants then why not come and talk to our dental experts.