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Implant Function

What Does Dental Implant Failure Mean?

It’s estimated that around 5% to 10% of dental implant patients suffer dental implant failure. What is this? And how can you prevent it?

What Does Dental Implant Failure Mean?
a woman grimaces in pain from failing dental implants

What Causes Dental Implants to Fail?

Many dental implant failures happen soon after the procedure during the healing process. The second most common time is several years after the procedure, either due to bone loss or infection. You’ll know your implants are beginning to fail if you experience pain or swelling near the site of the implants.

What Causes Dental Implants to Fail?
a dentist shows a patient what causes dental implants to fail

Can Dental Implants Fall Out?

They can, but they shouldn’t. Your dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw bone, but with severe gum disease or jaw bone loss, your implants can become loose and fall out.

Can Dental Implants Fall Out?
a rendering of a dental implant that's securely in place

Can My Dental Implants Decay?

Made out of titanium and porcelain, your dental implants won’t decay, but it’s still important to practice good oral hygiene. This will help you maintain healthy gums and prevent gum disease, which can lead to implant failure.

Can My Dental Implants Decay?
a rendering of a titanium and porcelain dental implant

Can Your Body Reject Dental Implants?

It’s unlikely, but the most common reason is if someone has a titanium allergy they didn’t know about. This can cause their body to reject the implants. If this is the case for you, there are other materials you can choose from for your dental implants.

Can Your Body Reject Dental Implants?
a dentist performs dental surgery

Can I Remove All-on-4 Dental Implants?

That depends on whether you have a fixed All-on-4 implant or a removable one. Fixed options operate like natural teeth and require a dentist's assistance to be removed. Meanwhile, removable options can be taken out on your own.

Can I Remove All-on-4 Dental Implants?
a rendering shows how all on 4 attaches into your mouth

What are the Alternatives to All-on-4 Implants?

All-on-4 is just one option for dental implants, but they are popularand a great choice in certain circumstances. When it comes to replacing your teeth, you have a variety of options available from traditional dental implants to bridges -- each with its own unique advantages.

What are the Alternatives to All-on-4 Implants?
this bridge is an alternative to all on 4

Are There Any Drawbacks to Dental Implants?

In terms of feel and comfort, it’s hard to argue that dental implants aren’t the best choice. If there is a downside, it would be the cost of having the procedure. It’s a significant surgery, and unfortunately, the costs aren’t always covered by dental insurance.

Are There Any Drawbacks to Dental Implants?
a dentist discusses potential downsides to dental implant surgery

How Long Can My Dental Implants Last?

If the procedure is performed by an experienced dentist and you properly take care of your implants, they should last you the rest of your life. The crown can last up to 15 years before a replacement is needed.

How Long Can My Dental Implants Last?
a patient wonders how long her dental implants can last

Do Dental Implants Look Like Real Teeth?

The point of dental implants is to give you a set of teeth that look and feel just like natural teeth. Most people will be unaware you’re wearing them.

Do Dental Implants Look Like Real Teeth?
a patient is thrilled that her dental implants look like real teeth

Can Dental Implants Help Stop Gum Disease?

Gum disease is a common cause of tooth loss, and once you’re missing one or more teeth, gum disease spreads more easily. Dental implants can help put an end to the cycle by stimulating your gums and jaw.

Can Dental Implants Help Stop Gum Disease?
gum disease can cause tooth loss like this patient's

Will My Smile Look Natural with Dental Implants?

When you work with an experienced provider like Swiss Denture & Implant Center, we’ll take great care that your implants look completely natural down to the shape, size, and shade.

Will My Smile Look Natural with Dental Implants?
a dentist matches tooth shades for a natural smile

What Materials are Dental Implants Made of?

Most often, dental implants are made of titanium, zirconia, and porcelain. These materials are chosen because they’re highly durable, long-lasting, and won’t corrode.

What Materials are Dental Implants Made of?
this particular dental implant is made of porcelain and titanium

Can I Remove My Dental Implants?

Dental implants are designed to be permanent solutions for tooth replacement, however, there are some cases where your dentist may recommend removing the implant or relocating it.

Can I Remove My Dental Implants?
a dentist shows a full bridge denture to a patient