When dental implants fail, it can sometimes leave you with a few different options for what to do next, depending on the circumstances. It’s important that you discuss all of these options with your dentist in detail, to make sure you are aware of the potential risks and outcomes for each procedure and can make an informed decision about what to do next.
Dealing with dental implant failures is not only about the physical side of the issue. Having missing teeth can also have an impact on someone’s confidence and how they feel about their smile. This is one reason why most people want to find out about their options as soon as possible if their dental implants fail.
For some people, dental implant failure replacement may be possible, so a new implant can be fitted. However, this will depend on the reason for the issue in the first place and it might be that failed dental implant removal is needed, with a new implant not being a viable option. This might be the case if the bone quality or density has degenerated since the original implant procedure was carried out.
For others, an alternative treatment may be the only available procedure, which may mean that a bridge is required to restore their smile.
Whilst not all dental implants fail due to a mistake from your dentist, if this is what happened then it can leave you feeling a sense of injustice, as well as with pain, suffering and potentially more costly treatment being required. If you think that this is what happened to you, speak to our expert team for advice by calling 0808 273 1965.