Can dental implants be rejected by the body?
Yes, dental implants can be rejected by the body, however, it’s very rare. The only reason your body may reject a dental implant is if you have a titanium allergy and less than 1% of potential dental implant patients have reported they have a titanium allergy.
If you’re interested in dental implants, talk with your dentist about other options like zirconia or ceramic.
Dental Implant Failure
The main reason dental implants become loose and fall out is because of gum disease — which is preventable. Like natural teeth, dental implants also collect plaque and bacteria. If you don’t brush and floss well, gum disease will develop and cause your gums to pull away from the implant, leaving them with insufficient support.
Teeth grinding is another common reason why implants fail because it can cause the implants to shift. If you’re a teeth grinder and have dental implants, you may want to sleep with a mouthpiece to help keep your implants securely in place.Back to Implant Function