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Symptoms of a Failed Implant

A failed implant refers to a condition that causes functional or aesthetic problems, usually due to incompatibility of the implant with the bone, infection, cracks or fractures. Symptoms may include swelling, redness, pain in the tissues around the implant, tenderness on or around the implant, loosening or movement of the implant, bleeding gums, bad taste or odor.

Symptoms of a Failed Implant

In the case of a failed implant, an appropriate treatment plan should be created after evaluation by a specialist dentist. This may include correction or replacement of the implant to meet the patient's aesthetic and functional expectations.

Why does a failed implant procedure happen?

Failed implant placement can be due to a variety of reasons. The main reasons can be listed as follows:

Bone Integration Problems: Inadequate integration of the implant with the bone can affect the stability and durability of the implant. This may result in the implant not being able to form a solid foundation as desired.

Infection: Infections in the tissues around the implant can cause the implant to fail. Infections can often occur due to gum problems or lack of care around the implant.

Jawbone Problems:

Technical Errors: Technical errors, such as improper placement of the implant, cracking or fracture of the implant, can increase the risk of failure.

General Health Problems: There may also be general health problems that can affect implant placement. In particular, systemic diseases that affect bone metabolism can increase failure.

Gum Problems: Problems with the gums around the implant can increase the risk of infection and affect the stability of the implant.

Poor Oral Hygiene: Poor implant care can lead to plaque and bacteria buildup, which can increase the risk of infection.

What are the Symptoms of a Failed Implant?

Symptoms of a failed implant can be:

Pain and Discomfort: Permanent pain or discomfort at the implant site.

Swelling and Redness: Significant swelling or redness of the gums around the implant.

Movement and Relaxation: Movement in the tissues around the implant or a feeling that the implant itself has relaxed.

Bleeding Gums:

Bad Taste or Odor: Foul taste or odor from the mouth in cases of infection.

Aesthetic Problems: Aesthetic problems in the tissues around the implant, such as gum recession or changes in the color of the gums around the implant.

Functional Problems: Impaired function of the tooth or prosthesis placed on the implant.

It is important for people who notice these symptoms to consult a dentist immediately. The dentist will assess the condition of the implant, recommend appropriate treatment and take the necessary steps to solve the problem.

Updated Date:26 December 2023Creation Date:07 December 2023