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Dental Implant Problems

What happens when dental implant treatment does not work as expected? What are patients meant to do when they are told “Nothing More Can be Done"?

It is never a case of nothing more can be done. If you suffer from any of the following problems or any other implant related problems for that matter get in touch, we are here to help you and will find a solution to your problem.

The most common dental implant problems patients suffer after treatment:

  • Loose & wobbly Implants
  • Food packing (trapping)
  • Bad breath as a result of food packing
  • Bad breath as a result of infection
  • Swelling around the implant
  • Redness of the gums
  • Poor aesthetic appearance
  • Poor placement of implants leading to major problems
  • Uneven or misshapen crowns over the implant
  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Pain when biting
  • Low quality foreign work causing a multitude of problems
  • Loose screws that constantly need tightening
  • Breakage of the implant itself
  • Infection causing bone loss
  • The teeth supported by the implants becoming damaged
  • The final result is not what was expected

If you suffer from any of the above problems and symptoms or any other implant related problems for that matter get in touch, we are here to help you and will find a solution to your problem.

Dental implants are todays standard for replacing missing teeth. The advances in modern science and technologies offer a much more predictable outcome that could ever be achieved in the past. Dental implants are a very successful, probably the best option to bring function back to a failed or compromised mouth.

Although highly successful; problems, rejection and failure can occur.

Some complications or problems could be considered as minor and relatively easy to find resolutions when compared to some of the more complex issues surrounding dental implant treatment.

A dental implant becomes fully healed or stable once Osseo integration has taken place. This is when the implant or prosethic tooth root osseo integrates, basically the bone heals or fuses around the dental implant thus creating a stable and solid almost natural feeling tooth root. So firstly you could be patient to problems with this osseo integration process. Some causes of problems with this healing or fusion process could be from

Dental implant problems,causes and symptoms

  • Infection in the gum and mouth
  • Tooth decay
  • Not enough bone to support the implant
  • Gum disease
  • Poor oral hygiene

Once osseo integration has taken place meaning no problems and failure have been presented. Problems could then arise in other biological areas such as in the hard or soft tissues or in the mechanical parts of the implant like the restorative components.

It is ideal that the overall condition of your soft and hard tissues is healthy before the treatment takes place. Taking care of any present issues or problems before dental implant placement, can increase chances of a successful or problem free treatment. Then there are the problems that can happen once the implant has been placed and the osseo integration process has taken place.

Dental Implant Problems and Symptoms;

After dental implant placement

There also exists an array of dental implant problems that are a result of the surgery itself. Look at the list of symptoms carefully.

  • Dental Implant penetrating the sinus cavity
  • Implants placed too close together
  • Not enough implants to support bite force
  • Implants creating incorrect bite
  • Poor alignment, leading to poor aesthetics or inadequate strength
  • Dental implant infection
  • Dental Implant Pain
  • Bite issues leading to loosening/failure and loss of the dental implant
  • Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips or chin
  • Sinus problems, when dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into one of your sinus cavities

If dental implant problems are not addressed quickly and properly it is possible to lead to rejection or total failure of the implant. Ashok and Peter will be able to advise you on the best course of action moving forward. There is always something that can be done. Contact us to arrange a consultation with the team and begin getting your dental implant problems resolved.

Common dental implant problems. The result from incorrect treatment planning

Nerve and Sinus Damage

If there is not proper planning then nerve damage can occur. A CT scan will provide accurate measurement of how far away nerves and sinus are and what room is available for the dental implant.

If there is nerve damage, it can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips or chin

Sinus problems, when dental implants have been placed in the upper jaw without correct measure and planning can protrude into one of your sinus cavities.


If the implant is not placed properly or the restoration is not carried out correctly bone loss can occur. Sometimes if the patient does not clean the tooth properly it can cause bone loss too. Although very rare.


If the patients bite has not been reviewed correctly and too much force is provided to a single implant the crown can fracture, break, chip and even snap.


If there is not enough both in the site of the implant a bone graft should be offered to the patient although some dentists will still place an implant into the site. The lack of the bone will probably mean the implant is not successful.


If the patient is of good health and the correct location, correct implant thickness and length is selected then it is more likely for the procedure to succeed. There are a number of health risk factors that include:

  • Decreased immune system
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Smoking

The most important factor is having a well skilled specialist doing your surgery.

All of these problems can cause grief, anguish and also in some circumstances, pain. No matter what you have been told and no matter what you have been made to believe – ALL of these issues can be addressed and most can be rectified it does not matter how complicated or seemingly unsolvable your case is with the correct planning and close teamwork we can give you back your smile and, more importantly, your confidence in your smile.

Dental Implant Failure Options

The results you can expect from your implant treatment has just as much to do with the surgeon as it does the patients health. There are many implant surgeons that will be willing to place implants in your jaw. Take into account their experience and expertise within the field. It is very important that all factors are reviewed and the necessary supporting treatments are provided to make your dental implants successful. This could be from improving your oral hygiene, removing infection to a bone graft to ensure enough bone is in place for the implant to fuse.

Our implant surgeon has placed thousands of successful implants. Ashok and Peter have pioneered the industry together. Choosing us as your preferred implant team will give you the best possible chance of successful treatment.


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