According to many oral surgeons, selective dental implant failure may be a consequence of bacteria collecting in a patient’s jawbone prior to the implant surgery. The bacteria will lie dormant until the implant is actually inserted, when the surgeon screwing the implant rod releases them into the bone and gum tissue around the implant site.
If all the other implants being done at the same time are placed in germ-free bone tissue, they will heal rapidly and with no inflammation or infection. But the implant placed in the germ-infested bone will refuse to heal, and will sooner or later fail.
Dental Implant Rejection
Implant injection, on the other hand, has nothing to do with the condition of a patient’s jawbone. Titanium is the metal used in implants, because it is an inert metal which will almost never cause negative side effects when implanted in human tissue, and has been used for hip replacements for almost four decades. As long as the titanium from which implants are made is pure, it will cause neither allergies not rejection.
There is a chance of a titanium dental becoming contaminated before it leaves the factory, however, even though all companies which make implants are required to adhere to FDA-mandated quality control and sanitation procedures. It could also be exposed to unsanitary conditions either in the dentist’s office or during the implant surgery, in spite of the high sanitation standards to which we expect oral surgeons to adhere.
Minimizing Your Risk Of Dental Implant Failure
Regardless of why a dental failure occurs, symptoms that failure is occurring will usually surface soon after the implant procedure. If you’ve recently had a implant and are having what you think is excessive bleeding or pain, tell your dentist immediately.
But anyone recovering from dental surgery is responsible for following his or her dentist’s instructions regarding followup care. The dentist will certainly provide explicit instructions on how to maintain the new implant, and it is critical that the patient follow them.
If, however, an individual sticks to the care regimen provided and still experiences inflammation and swelling at the implant site, there is a possibility that the implant has become infected.
One other possible cause of dental implant failure is improper positioning of the implant. When an implant is not correctly situated it will be stressed when the patient chews. (Anyone who grinds his or her teeth while asleep may not be good candidates for dental surgery, although using a mouth guard t night will usually eliminate this problem.
Source by Bob K. Shefton