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    What happens if an implant fails?

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    If your dentist or specialist has determined that a dental implant had failed to integrate with your jawbone, it will need to be removed and replaced.Normally, a replacement implant will be placed at no additional charge. However, this can depend on exact circumstances of your case, and it may be appropriate to confirm this with your dentist or specialist before your dental implant procedure. If your dental implant restoration (crown, bridge, denture or appliance) breaks from accident, trauma or regular wear and tear, we will discuss the options associated with replacement of your implant . In most circumstances the dental surgery guarantees the implant .

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    Dr Keith Baetz

    Dentist, Prosthodontist

    To enable Dr Baetz and his team to provide you with the highest level of care, your first appointment is the most important.Dr Baetz will … View Profile

    If an implant fails, it's generally a painless procedure. The implant loosens and comes out. Sometimes it has to be removed by the dentist. Usually it can be replaced by a new one. Sometimes they are infected and there is pus and soreness, but most often not.

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    Jaffar Dental - Trusted and Established since 1997. We are a family owned General Dental Practice offering a friendly and caring environment in Waterford QLD. … View Profile

    It needs to be promptly removed otherwise ongoing infection causes boneloss/ disfigurement of the area.

  • As others have indicated in the response, a failure of an implant may be painless and it may be possible to replace the failed implant with a new one. However, if you are taking Bisphosphonate medication for your bone strength (osteoporosis) then the infected bone around the failed implant may spread dramatically and even become life-threatening If in doubt  visit your dentist and always see a dentist every six months if you have dental implants 

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