Dental implants are artificial roots made of primarily titanium that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace missing teeth. They are designed to look, feel, and function like natural teeth, and can last for many years if properly cared for. However, dental implants can fail, and its failure can be because of many reasons.
What is a Dental Implant Failure?
Basically, when the implant fails to integrate with the bone, becomes loose or infected, or causes damage to the surrounding tissues, we categorize it as dental implant failure. The failure of the implant can happen early in the healing or sometimes after the procedure and crown are completed the implant could fail.
Some of the signs of dental implant failure are:
● Pain or discomfort around the implant site
● Swelling or redness of the gums
● Bleeding or pus from the gums
● Difficulty chewing or biting
● Loosening or shifting of the implant
● Change in the appearance or position of the implant
● Bad breath or taste