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… digging 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 dentists 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. I am seeing more and more pateints in my office for complications most of which could be prevented.
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. Most implants DO NOT break and they are the BEST way to replace missing teeth!