Dental Implant Fell Out
My dental implant fell out. It got loose after a couple of years,
and finally it just fell out. What would cause this and what can be
There are several possible reasons that a dental implant would fall
- When it was
initially placed, the bone where it was placed may not have been
high enough quality. If the implant isn't anchored in solid
bone, over time it can work itself loose and eventually fall
a major problem. If any parts of the dental implant become loose
to where they allow debris to get lodged, that debris will
become a nidus of infection which will cause the bone support to
be weakened to where the fixture eventually can just come out.
fixtures, or non-custom abutments can compress or stretch the
tissue, causing tissue inflammation and eventual rejection of
the fixture by the body.
- Some people
simply have biological issues that make them prone to rejecting
implants. Whenever you're dealing with the human body, there are
issues beyond the control of the dentist that can cause
dental implant failure.
- Incorrect positioning can place the fixture where the bone isn't solid or where the fixture is subject to too much stress. Read about this dental implant mistake and how it was fixed.
What can be done about a dental implant
that falls out?
A new dental implant will need to be placed.
Depending on what happened and whether it is being used to anchor a
denture or a single tooth, it may need to be placed in a different
site in the mouth or in a slightly different position. If necessary
it can be placed in the same position, but there will need to be
some time for healing. It may require bone grafting. Generally
speaking, this is a problem that can be fixed, however.
Dr. Chal has a high degree of expertise in
every facet of implant dentistry. With the team of diagnostic,
surgical, and laboratory experts he has assembled, he has been able
to rescue cases that have been beyond the ability of other dentists.
You may wish to visit his page of
dental implant success stories.