Dental Implant Problems

Dental Implant Problems

Leading Implant surgeon who treats dental implant problems

The Birmingham Periodontal & Implant Centre is state of the art clinic providing excellence in advanced implant dental care. Many patients come to us with dental implant problems that lead to failing implants and related oral health concerns. Dr BS Ubhi is a GDC Registered specialist in periodontics and has the expertise to provide solutions and remedy your problems. It is common for these problem cases to come from abroad, where UK patients believe they can get cheap implants without considering the dangers to their oral health or the long term aesthetic result.

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Peri Implantitis - Gum disease around your implant

 Unlike teeth, implants cannot get tooth decay. However, like teeth they can suffer from gum problems. This oral health condition is called Peri implantitis. Peri-implantitis is a dental term used to describe the destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft gum tissues. It can also cause bone loss that support the implant. Teeth with untreated gum problems ( periodontitis ) can become loose and be lost. This is also true with failing implants and peri-implantitis. Good dental care and oral health with daily cleaning is as important with implants as it is with teeth.

Healthy gums are important to avoid peri-implantitis infections

In addition other troubles can arise when a dentist cuts corners during the dental implant procedures or ignore the patients periodontal (gum) status. If implants are placed in a patients mouth where gum disease is present, many problems can arise. For example the healing process may not be completely successful.  Also gum disease can contribute to other medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Unfortunately,  the consequences of poor treatment planning are not always immediate and can surface several months or even years later.

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Don't let this happen to you!

Problem 1 - India - Fractured dental implant issues

This patient was referred to BPI Dental after fracturing his implant retained bridgework which was carried out in India. All the implants are in a poor position and the subsequent bridgework was made of acrylic plastic. He was deceived when the dental implant dentist told him this was the final bridgework. The bridgework fractured after 2 months back in the UK and he is unable to return to India to get the problem fixed. The patient is in a much worse situation now as some of the implants have to be replaced and new fixed bridgework with a titanium framework constructed.

Problem 2 - Hungary - Cheap implants and broken crowns

Porcelain crowns attached to implants can break as they can when attached to natural teeth. However, removal of crowns from implants for repair is usually easier than from natural teeth. Implant supported bridges that become loose should be re-tightened immediately to reduce the likelihood of further unnecessary damage. Should it be discovered during a routine maintenance visit that an implant has failed or is failing, appropriate remedial action will be planned accordingly. Implants that become loose will not re-tighten and should be removed at the earliest opportunity. If  you ever notice any areas of soreness, discharge or pain on chewing near any implant or tooth you must immediately report this to the dentist responsible for your dental care.

Implant success and your commitment to long-term oral health.

Success depends on your body’s reaction to implants and good oral hygiene in order to avoid problems. Implants can fail due to gum disease just as teeth do. Success rates are constantly improving due to improved techniques and equipment. Natural teeth last longer today as awareness of the need for looking after them becomes more accepted. Both smoking and heavy alcohol consumption reduces the survival of implants (and teeth). If you think that either of these two habits could be a problem for you and your implants, it may be advisable to avoid this form of dental treatment or accept the higher risk of implant failure and associated problems.

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Mike Kay56
Mike Kay56
Jun 30, 2012 11:21

Teeth on implant keeps breaking ? Why

Dec 20, 2011 21:52

I fitted an implant supported crown and abutment last week. Today my patient came in and told me that the crown was moving. The crown was not loose but has slight movement. Can you please tell me what has gone wrong and how to correct it?

Jul 22, 2011 09:15

There is dicharge coming from around my implant, shall i just continue to brush and use an disinfecting mouth wash?

Jul 23, 2011 09:20
Reply to  Steve

Good oral hygiene is very important to avoid any periodontal infections, however in your case i would recommend your see a specialist to establish if you have early indications of peri-implantitis. If the condition persists you could loose your implant.

John Ward
John Ward
Jul 20, 2011 16:15

this is jon ward