Why Do Dental Implants Fall Out?

The likelihood of a dental implant falling out is extremely rare. However, certain risk factors increase the occurrence of this happening. Find out more here.

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Dental Implants Falling Out is Rare

Read all the reasons why an implant might fail:

An implant can fail if the bone does not attach itself to the implant in the first place – this is where the experience and skill of the implant dentist come in.

Surgical procedure: this needs careful monitoring to ensure the implant’s foundation is correct before any further treatment.

Suppose there is not enough time left from surgically placing the implant in the bone to the artificial tooth (crown, bridge or denture) on top. In that case, bite forces occurring during chewing food can destabilise the implant, which cannot sustain such pressure and so “breaks away” from the bone.

Our dentists ensure that the bone and implant have made the proper connection (osseointegration) of both a structurally and functional level before final teeth construction is carried out.

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In cases where the bone quantity or quality is insufficient, bone grafting procedures may become applicable.

“In most cases Implants require sufficient bone to form around it to stabilise it. Bone grafting may be needed if the patient hasn’t got enough quality or quantity of bone.” Dr Gurs Sehmi

Infected Gums

Films of bacteria called Biofilm start to appear on implants as quickly as they do on teeth. The major problem is that this biofilm on implants is resistant to antibiotics and antiseptics.

The biofilm can damage the tissues that keep the implant in place. Thus, the accuracy of the cleaning of your teeth and implants is very vital.

A high standard of oral hygiene is vital during the healing (osseointegration) phase.

Dental Implant placement requires the patient’s gums to be healthy before implant placement and at least six month healing period allowed after any gum (periodontal) treatment.

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Studies have shown that patients who smoke and have previous poor gum health (periodontal health) have a reduced success rate than non-smokers and have no previous problems.

We prefer to re-assess and monitor the implants more frequently on patients who smoke and those with previous poor gum health (periodontal health).

Correct Treatment Option

We need to make sure that this is the correct treatment for you. Our dentists cover every possible consideration to minimise implant risk and complications.

Your dentist will do this during your comprehensive assessment.

We Carry Out Assessments and Offer Plans Designed for You

We understand the importance of the patient’s health and ensure that every correct step is taken before your dental implant surgery.

If you already have dental implants, we would be happy to conduct a detailed examination to ensure that your implants are secure.

If you have any questions or want to discuss this further, please call us on 01992 827115 or email us at [email protected].

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What our Patients Need to Know

Learn more about what we offer here at the Perfect Smile Studios.

Many reasons patients in London and beyond choose us is because of our attention to detail, the care we provide, how we prepare and the results we achieve.

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  • We provide 0% finance for up to 24-month term plans. Many patients find our payment plan option very useful.
  • Terms over 24 months will be low-interest bearing.
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At The Perfect Smile, we understand that patients may be naturally nervous when thinking of undergoing dental implant surgery.

We want to reassure you that the dental implant treatment is not painful due to the proper use of local anaesthetics to numb the bone and gum deeply.

We can also use sedation techniques that also contribute to no pain or discomfort. More.

Treatment Plan
  • Step 1: We will start the process with a highly detailed and thorough comprehensive examination and assessment. We will then construct a customised treatment plan and design your implant treatment.
  • Step 2: An implantologist surgically places your new implant(s) in your mouth.
  • Step 3: We will assess your healing on this review appointment and make sure everything is going as planned.
  • Step 4: The dentist records and impressions to construct the implant’s top part (post and crown).
  • Step 5: The dentist will fit the final part of the implant (post and crown).
  • Step 6: Your final appointment allows you to have any further refining cosmetic enhancements or minor adjustments.


Fast Process

  • Minimal appointments: Unlike traditional dental implant surgery, you will need fewer appointments
  • No lengthy treatment time: The healing time is fast and effective, though individual to each person.
Bone Quality
  • When you lose a tooth, the surrounding bone that holds the tooth in place will diminish in height, width, and volume. This may affect the immediate and final appearance of the gum tissue in this area and possibly the surrounding teeth.
  • The larger the width of bone or the height of the bone, the wider and longer implant can be. A wider and longer implant increases implant stability and thus success. We assess the bone height and width by taking digital radiographs or by taking a CT Scan. More.

Implant Costs

The price of a dental implant can depend on whether any further treatments are needed to make sure your implant is a success.

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Implant FAQs

  • Will Dental Implants Last a Lifetime? Once the implant has fused with your jawbone and tissues, the artificial titanium implant acts as an ordinary root. The longevity of your implant depends on how you improve and maintain your oral health. Read more.
  • Does a Dental Implant Hurt? When we place the implant, we make sure the procedure is pain-free. We offer a range of sedation and techniques suitable for nervous patients. You can find out more here.
  • How Old Do I Have to Be for a Dental Implant? There isn’t an age limit for dental implants. However, our dentists recommend that you have to be over 18 for the dental implant procedure. Read on.
  • Is a Dental Implant Treatment Safe? We also use extensive planning systems to ensure the implant treatment is successful. Find out more.
  • Are Dental Implants Worth It? A dental implant offers a wealth of oral health benefits. An implant can improve your smile, realign neighbouring teeth, protect your mouth from gum disease, etc. Read the benefits.
  • Is the Process Painful? You can expect to feel pain with a new implant; however, the discomfort is kept to a minimum with modern anaesthetics. Nevertheless, post-process, there can be some swelling and aching for 5 -10 days. Many patients have multiple implants in a single day without undue pain or distress. More.

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Our free no obligation Initial Consultation will be with our dentist and/or our Treatment Coordinators. The suitability of options discussed will ultimately be dependent upon your clinical assessment with a dentist at the practice.
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    Highly Experienced Implant Team

    An unparalleled level of patient trust: Dr Rahul Doshi is the founder of the Perfect Smile and is the current President of the BACD.

    With over 25 years of dental implant experience, Dr Rahul Doshi proudly leads a highly skilled team with access to the latest dental technology.

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    Successful Dental Implants Can Last a Lifetime

    Once the implant has fused with your jawbone and tissues, the artificial titanium implant acts as an ordinary root.

    When we implant a titanium implant into the jawbone, it becomes part of your oral foundation.

    This offers several health benefits that include preventing any bone loss whilst supporting the jawbone structure and reducing the risk of gum disease. More.

    “If treated correctly, dental implants can last from ten to twenty-five years or more.”

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    The longevity of your implant depends on how you improve and maintain your oral health. Read more.