The Real Cause Of Early Dental Implant Failure
Dental experts consider implants as one of the apex treatment protocols in the rehabilitation of a lost tooth. Keep on reading to know the real reason behind early implant failure.
-by Dr Yasir Israr
A recent estimate provided that around 2 million implants are placed every year.
Dental Implant‘s biocompatibility increases due to the titanium structure and adaptability to the bone by Osseo-integration. It also makes it an easily superior choice over other prosthodontic treatments for missing teeth. Implants also provide the feedback of a real tooth and helping retain the alveolar ridge.
Dental Implant Failure: Early or Late?
However, like everything else, implants are not completely foolproof. There might occur some degree of failure on a multifactorial scale. Implant failure may be early or late; the former one is more the fault of unsuccessful osseointegration.
Can ‘Excessive Pressure’ displace implants?
Excessive pressure can cause a slight displacement. This in turn would lead to the ingress of bacteria under the implant. Hence leading to subsequent infection and implant failure may ensue. Researchers at the Department of orthopaedic dentistry at RUDN have conducted a study in this regard. They suggested that this excessive loading pressure can occur due to the change in chewing’s dominant side after implant placement.
Patients need some time before getting accustomed to chewing on the implant side and changing their chewing manner. As a result of which dentist calculate occlusal loading before implant placement becomes invalid. the radiographs of patients are conducted before and after the placement of the implant. Also, CT scan of the muscles of mastication for checking their activity. In patients with modified chewing habits, there appeared signs of tissue deterioration around the implant site on the x-rays. 6 months later, they felt less adapted to the implant.
Vitamin D and Dental Implant failure
Another important ingredient to early implant failure is the level of Vitamin D in a patient receiving the implants. Vitamin D is quite important for many reasons. It helps in regulating bone metabolism, immune-modulation, and anti-inflammatory effect, all of which are quite the cornerstone for implant stability. A lack of Vitamin D can exacerbate inflammation around the implant. This subsequently causes bone deterioration and periodontal levels and hindering the process of Osseo-integration.
These factors provide a new vision with which to gauge implant success for any clinician in their practice.
-The author is contributing writer at Dental News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Yasir on Instagram: @dr_yasirisrar