When Will Dental Implants Not Work?Dental implants are not for everyone. You need to have sufficient bone in your jaw to support the implant and should not have gum disease. However, you still have options. Your dentist can not only treat your gum disease, but they may also recommend a bone graft so that you can safely support an implant.
What Causes Dental Implant Failure?Dental implants are the most durable and reliable choice for replacing teeth and they have a very high success rate. However, about 5% to 10% of patients do experience dental implant failure.
Dental implant failure can occur for a variety of reasons. However, the most common is infection -- which is entirely preventable with good oral hygiene. Other factors that can affect your implant success include:
- Medical conditions
- Insufficient bone
- An inexperienced dentist