Tooth Implants What is the difference between success and Failure?
Tooth Implants are often presented to patients as a perfect or similar replacement for teeth that are missing. Patients are not often informed of the risks involved and are not advised about the possibility of failing. Implant procedures can come with severe negative consequences and are not always effective. Implants may and often fail. Patients should be aware about the potential risks and be aware that Dental Implants could fail. Implant placement is secure, reliable and attractive if it is done properly.
Tooth Implants are a vast away from their 1950’s origins. Tooth Implant technology changes at an astounding pace. The success of the tooth implant is typically enhanced with every new advancement in technology. Sometimes, a new technology that is well-marketed doesn’t aid or hinder its performance. It’s not a common occurrence.
What is the reason that causes Tooth Implants to fail? Tooth Implant failure is more likely when there are a variety of aspects to take into consideration. Tooth Implants are a risky option when they’re not properly managed. This is the reason Tooth Implants are able to achieve a rate of 90-95 percent according to different studies. However, the real figure is more like 95 percent. Certain fractures do not heal even with the most effective estimation and with the highest level of mobility. Non-union (meaning that healing hasn’t begun) or fibrous union (where there’s scar tissue in place of bone between the fractures) may occur. Fibrous unions or non-unions may be as high as 5 percent, depending on the nature of the fracture and where it is situated. This is similar to the rate of failure for Tooth Implants.
The same principles are applicable to healing a fracture as well as the healing process of implants. In order to achieve osseointegration that is successful it is essential to match the bone with the surface of the implant. Osseointegration occurs when the bone takes the implant in and bonds itself to it. The rate of failure for implants is similar to fractures that don’t heal correctly. It is possible for the bone not integrate, as in non-unions. Instead of having bone surrounding the implant, you will receive fibrous Encapsulation. It is like the fibrous union that occurs in bone fractures.
Implant failure is often caused by diabetes that is not properly controlled or bone and congenital disorders as well as certain drugs like glucocorticoids (prednisone) and immunosupressants and bisphosphonate medications (Zometa Fosamax Actonel Boniva, Fosamax and Actonel). Smoking and poor hygiene could increase the chance of failure in implant. Patients who are who are taking these medications must inform their implant surgeon in order to create an appropriate treatment program.
Tooth Implant Failure can also be due to other causes. Implants may fail during the healing phase or even later. Early failure is defined as the time prior to an osseointegration (healing phase) or the time when the crown is connected to the implant. Late failure is any point at which the tooth is no longer functioning and the implant is in poor state.
Early failure may be caused by:
It occurs shortly after the implant is implanted. They are caused by:
- The bone is overheated during the procedure (usually due to poor irrigation)
- A lot of force is required for the placement of these implants (too snug fitting implants could result in bone resorption).
- Insufficient force is needed for the placement of these implants (too loosely fitting implants could result in immobilization and in poor healing).
- Implant infection that is contaminated in the osteotomy sites (connective tissue or scar tissue that fill the socket around the implant, rather than bone).
Bone of poor quality
In excess forces during the process of osseointegration. (during healing the implant is in functioning and it is not mobile, which means that bone does not connect to the implants). Insufficient compliance with post-operative medications and/or directions Tooth Implants are not uncommon, and can result in rejection of the implant because of an allergy to titanium alloy.
Inadequate hygiene is the main reason for late failures. Insufficient hygiene could lead to dental patients losing their teeth. Many people keep this behavior even after having implant surgery. Sometimes, the implant could be simply too heavy. Patients who have higher bite forces might require additional implants in order for them to be distributed more evenly. Implants may fail in the future because of the lateral force. Implants and teeth prefer to be loaded straight up and down, which is also known as axially. Implants and teeth which are loaded laterally or tangentially could cause bone to weaken and lead to fail. Another reason is the poor placement of implants or placement that is not correct, or inadequately designed prosthetic teeth, devices, or teeth. Implants may fail due to various reasons. Certain of these causes are easily avoided or controlled however others are harder to prevent. What can patients do to best safeguard their chance of success and decrease the chance of a failed implant? Patients should be as disciplined as they can with their medications and adhere to all directions. The second thing to do is quit smoking.
Finding the best surgeon and dentist is essential to success. Find a reputable implant surgeon. This is a specialty that includes Periodontists and Oral Surgeons. Implants are usually done as the context of a team. It is essential to make sure that the surgeon who will implant you is certified. The credentials of the dentist who will repair the implant (putting the tooth onto it) is also crucial. Ask a lot of questions. Request before and after photos and inquire about the opinions of patients.
Implantology (placing of implants) is a complicated and technical process. A well-planned and skilled procedure are essential to achieve the success of this procedure. While training is essential, having a lot of knowledge in the field of your particular interest could make it more beneficial. Ask your dentist whether they are board certified and for how long they’ve been implanting dental implants. Also, inquire whether they have a relationship with restorative dentists.