In Sydney, Dental implants has a success rate of up to 98%. This clearly shows it is highly unlikely for them to fail. Still, dental implants placement is a very complicated procedure and there is always a slight chance of failure. The outcome of the dental implant procedure mostly depends on the location of the replacement, and the dental conditions of the patient before the surgery. The majority of the failure occurs before the first year of the placement is finished. If it occurs after that, the most probably cause is poor implant care and oral hygiene. With proper management, tooth implants in Sydney can last a lifetime.
Here are the signs you need to cautious about after the placement of implants,
- It is normal to feel some pain or discomfort, as it is the part of the healing stage. But it can also mean that something is wrong. If the pain is sudden when you have placed the implants a while ago without experiencing any problems until now, you need to consult with your dentist as soon as possible.
- You can expect swelling immediately after the process of implantation. But if your gum is inflamed and looks redder, it might be a sign of infection.
- The most obvious sign is the implants becoming loose and moving unsteadily from side to side.
- If your dental implant surgery is successful, you shouldn’t be feeling any pain while biting foods and difficulty in chewing.
Once implant failure occurs, it might be necessary to remove the implants completely sometimes. It is best to get on with it sooner rather than later, so that you can reduce the damage to the jawbone and increase the possibility of placing another implant after the site is cured. When an implant is taken out, the entrance of the area must be covered by a flap. Then, after a period of 9-12 months a new implant can be placed over it. In certain cases, a bone graft might be required if there is a considerable bone loss during the failure. But there are instances where it is possible to support a failing dental implant in Sydney with supplemental bone grafts.
Replacing a failed dental implant means facing the challenge of accomplishing osseointegration in a compromised bone area. A study was conducted with a total of 75 patients to understand the success of the single dental implants over the areas with a previously failed implant. The results show that the overall success rate is about 71%.
Considering the cost of the treatment and additional surgeries, the dentist would talk to you about the possible outcomes of the replacement attempt before proceeding with the surgery.