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Complications- Dental Implants Break!

Not my patient and not my implant!

Some dental implants are very thin at the top. Many people believe that a conical connection is a better connection for the abutment and tooth. The problem with that style of implant is this happens a lot… Fracture!

Obviously this is unrepairable and you have to start all over again and dig the implant out.

I do not subscribe to these thin walled implants just because they have become popular.

The tried and true dental implants do not fracture like this.

Another problem happens when the implant is too small for a molar and of course the bite force is so heavy that you can even crack titanium.

I have found that many newer dentist also believe that implants are stronger than teeth and don’t need to be connected to one another. This is simply not the case as demonstrated by this photograph.

I have been doing these procedures for 20 years and I am extremely selective on the products I will use. This to me is acceptable but I am seeing more and more of it in my office for complications.

30% of my practice is now dealing with dental implant problems. Do it right the first time and please work with a very skilled and experienced implant dentist.

7 thoughts on “Complications- Dental Implants Break!

  1. I had implant done on my upper jaw tooth next to molar tooth due to crack in tooth in center. Once I had infection there and whole procedure was reapetaed. When I was in 3rd stage of second implant before Dr, was ready to crown, the implant screw fell out while I was eating lunch. My dentist is out of town. I am very confused and scared. What do you suggest. I am not a good candidad for implant? Do I have to start from base one? I had initial implant done nearly 8 months ago then reapeted after 2mo. duo to infection. I am now 73 years old female. L have paid $3000 upfront to my dentist. Any advice will be very much appericiated. My overall dental health was very good up to last year. Thanking you in advance for your kindness. Bharti Parikh from Boynton beach Florida.

    1. It’s probably not the implant but rather the healing abutment. That piece is supposed to be detachable. Hopefully it is not the entire implant in the bone. An x-ray will tell for sure

  2. In reference to your reply to Alicia… what about mini implants for your front teeth where there is less pressure? Or as a part of a bridge for front upper teeth—say 4 on 6?

  3. In reference to your reply to Alicia… what about mini implants for your front teeth where there is less pressure? Or as a part of a bridge for front upper teeth—say 4 on 6?

  4. Hello Dr Ramsey Amin, you never cease to amaze me when I see a different blog e.g. this one and the one before this , your experience,knowledge and ability wow ,along with with your manner and professional expertise , and your willingness to share your knowledge is truly honourable / I would still like to come and see you as I have the utmost trust in you,time is the only thing making it hard for me to organise RE our different country locations ,.I hope this email finds you and your family and your staff well and safe RE the fires we see on the news in California ,as I am not familiar with the areas that have been hit,in relation to where you all are .kindest regards …julie

  5. me again.. Is this something new?? Is it true if your don’t have enough bone structure that you should not get mini implants even with bone graft? This is what I found…
    (The MDI System consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, t he denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.) Thank you

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