What can cause a dental tooth implant to fail?

Tooth Implant in Dublin area

While dental implants are a reliable and effective way of replacing missing teeth, they are not without their problems. At StarBrite Dental, Drs. Munira Lokhandwala, Maryum Tariq, and Richard Yai in Dublin, California, encourage patients to consider the benefits of dental implants, or tooth implants, while also being mindful of the reasons why their placement can fail.

We educate our patients on the advantages of dental implants and help them decide if they are good candidates. Understanding the factors that can cause a dental implant to fail is essential so you can do your best to ensure they last a lifetime!

What are dental implants?

Our dentists at StarBrite Dental recommend dental implants to many patients with tooth loss or extractions. These titanium posts are directly placed in the jawbone during oral surgery. Our team will take X-rays to confirm sufficient bone structure for successful placement. The top part of the implant that sits above the gum line, known as the abutment, is restored with crowns, dentures, or bridges, depending on the patient’s unique needs.

What causes a dental implant to fail?

Several concerns may develop that can cause issues for patients having dental implants placed. Working with a skilled dental team, such as the team at StarBrite Dental, can alleviate many of these possible concerns, including:

  • Implant misalignment
  • Poor impressions
  • Infections such as peri-implantitis or periodontal disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Failure of osseointegration (bone growth)
  • Fractures to the implant
  • Allergic reactions
  • Foreign body rejection

Because of the possibility of these above situations, it is best to consult with a provider with experience placing and maintaining implants to ensure they are the best solution for your unique situation.

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Find out more about the pros and cons of dental implants for smile restoration!

Patients in Dublin, California, considering using dental implants to restore their smile after tooth loss or extraction are welcome to book an appointment with our team to find out if they are proper candidates.

Call (925) 828-0252 to request an evaluation with Drs. Munira Lokhandwala, Maryum Tariq, and Richard Yai at 7197 Village Parkway, Suite B.

We serve patients in and around the community looking for restorative dentistry solutions to repair their smiles’ health, appearance, and function!

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Munira Lokhandwala, DDS FICOI
StarBrite Dental - Dublin offers trusted, world-class dentistry solutions upon which hundreds of residents rely for all their dental needs. Dr. Munira Lokhandwala is one of the critical pillars of the dental clinic specializing in cosmetic and general dentistry. Her experience gives her the ability to provide ideal and customized solutions for many dental issues clients may have.

Dr. Munira Lokhandwala takes pride in ensuring quality service, and her precision and attention to detail can be seen with all her patients. In addition, to being a skilled and qualified dentist, Dr. Munira has a pleasant and friendly attitude and warmly welcomes anyone to StarBrite Dental - Dublin for dental assistance.
7197 Village Pkwy Suite B, Dublin,
CA 94568
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