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Can Your Body Reject Dental Implants?

a dentist removes dental implants after the body rejects them

Although it is very rare, dental implants can be rejected by the body. The only reason your body may reject a dental implant is if you have a titanium allergy. Good news is, less than 1% of potential dental implant patients have reported they have a titanium allergy. 

Luckily there are alternatives to titanium dental implants; talk with your dentist about options like zirconia or ceramic.

Failure of Dental Implants

Periodontal (gum) disease is the main reason dental implants become loose and fall — which is preventable. Dental implants collect plaque and bacteria like your natural teeth. Gum disease will develop and cause your gums to pull away from the implant, leaving them with insufficient support. It is important to keep good oral hygiene by brushing often and flossing to prevent this.

Another common reason why implants fail is because of teeth grinding, it can cause the implants to shift. If you grind your teeth and have dental implants, you may want to sleep with a mouthpiece to help keep your implants securely in place.