After going through the dental implant procedure, the last thing anyone wants to occur is having their implants fail. Not only would this be unfortunate because of the time, money, and healing you have dedicated to the process, but it leaves you feeling less confident, as well. Like any surgery, failure is a possible outcome – nothing is certain. Implant failure, however, is extremely rare, and typically only occurs if you do not have enough bone density in the jaw, or soft tissue to hold the teeth in place. Luckily, there are options now to fix these issues and help prevent the failure from occurring.

If your jawbone is not dense enough, and your dentist does not alert you to this, or you choose to not go through bone grafting, you may experience an implant failure. If your bone is weak, it is possible your implant will not take. When you receive dental implant surgery, the rods that are placed act as the roots of your new teeth, which then will fuse to your bone. Without bone strength, your titanium rods will not have a chance to fuse. This will cause the failure, as your implants will not be secure.

Another possible reason for dental implant failure is if you require gum grafting prior to your surgery, and that does not take place. If you have receding gums and you opt out of having gum grafting, for one reason or another, it could potentially cause your implants to fail. This is because the soft tissues in your mouth provide a structure for your teeth, holding them firmly in place.

If you are a patient that is in need of a surgery prior to your implants being placed, your doctor will consult with you, prior to the treatment. Dental implant failure is extremely rare, as previously stated. Going through the surgeries prior to the implantation will make sure implant failure is less of a risk.

If you believe the dental implant procedure is right for you, contact Dr. Tokarczyk and the team at Leo A. Tokarczyk, DDS, PC. If you need the other procedures associated, as your dentist for more information, prior to the procedure to ensure your treatment goes as smoothly as possible. You should not fear dental implant failure, as it is rare.