Fixing a Loose Dental Implant

I went through dental implant surgery almost two years ago now. Then, I was sent back to my normal dentist to have the temporary crown put in place. The temporary crown placement probably caused me more pain than the surgery itself. It felt very forced, to say the least. My dentist seemed to think everything was just fine and he didn’t see any problem. But whenever he touched that temporary crown, I was in great pain. Needless to say, I decided to switch dentists for the permanent crown because something just didn’t seem right. The new dentist isn’t happy with the implant because he thinks it is loose. I think the implant was probably fine until the other dentist was trying to get the temporary in place. Do you think this is fixable? I’m not sure how to trust about my loose dental implant or what to do at this point?

– William in Michigan


Sorry that you had to go through this and it caused you pain. Implant dentistry is one of the largest dental malpractice areas within the entire field of dentistry. The good news is that your loose dental implant can be fixed. But make sure you find an expert implant dentist, one that is member of the American Board of Oral Implantology or by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. There is never any guarantee with implant dentists, but these two organizations are very reputable. It would be a lot better method to find a dentist affiliated with one or both of these organizations, than randomly selecting one that claims to do dental implants.

From what you have described, it is a possibility that you may require bone grafting to avoid any dental implant failure. This procedure would help build up the bone to better support the implant. But it is difficult to give any specific recommendations based on the little information that you provided.

Thank you for sharing your experience. Hopefully it is helpful to an individual that is dental implant shopping.

This post is sponsored by Phoenix implant dentist Arthur Chal Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry.

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