When do dental implants fail?
Dental implant failure can happen soon after the procedure or several years after. Keep in mind, implant failure is quite rare. Only around 5% to 10% of patients experience implant failure.
While there are a variety of reasons a dental implant can fail, the most common include infection and bone loss — both of which can be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene and seeing your dentist regularly.
Other causes of dental implant failure include allergic reaction, body rejection, injury to the area, or nerve damage. You’ll know your implants are beginning to fail if you suffer pain and swelling near the area or your implants are feeling loose.
Prevent Implant Failure
The best way to help ensure your dental implants stay healthy and last, brush and floss your teeth twice daily, use antibacterial mouthwash and visit your dentist at least every three to six months.Back to Implant Function