Dental implant removal is rarely necessary. But when required, it’s usually due to infection, inflammation, or failure of the implant to integrate with the surrounding bone.
Common reasons for the removal of dental implants include:Peri-implantitis – an infection at the implant site that can cause swelling and inflammation in both soft
While these symptoms may sound worrisome, in actuality, most patients with dental implants are trouble-free for many years, or even for a lifetime. Patients can help avoid circumstances requiring the removal of dental implants by following a few simple precautions. Good oral hygiene, both before and after surgery, is essential to minimize the risk of infection at the implant site. Good oral hygiene should continue through the healing period, and after the final restoration has been placed. It’s essential to continue follow-up visits and to book professional cleanings to ensure the implant is kept free from infection and inflammation.
One of the most important factors to consider about implant surgery is the choice of oral surgeon. Simply put, a more experienced surgeon will be able to avoid many of the problems listed above. Implant surgery has to be properly planned. That is the reason your oral surgeon needs CT scans and x-rays of the implant site, as these show the relevant nerves and structures within the jawbone that need to be avoided. Proper placement will mean the stresses are evenly distributed through the implant, reducing the risk of fractures or failures. When properly done, implant surgery success rates are around 95%, but top specialists such as Dr. Jonathan Penchas can achieve success rates of up to 98%.