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Dental Implants Are NOT Permanent! Redo’s revisions -The TRUTH!

Dental Implants Are Not Permanent! MUST WATCH

Wow… This is a lot to digest but worth watching for a few minutes. About 35% of my practice is devoted to redo’s/revisions of failing implants, bone grafts and implant crowns/bridges.

Having extra bone and gum is by far the best anatomical way to prevent problems with the surgical portion of the implants but this is one part only. In this video I review everything from implant design, implant screws, and gum grafting/recession, bone grafting failure of full arch all on 4, zygomatic implants failure, effect of smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, peri-implantitis, and many many more.

By far the most important thing is to have your dental implants done right the first time. The training, skill, judgment and experience of your dental implant dentist along with their laboratory is going to determine long-term success or short-term misery.

failing implants with a very little gum and bone

This video is not intended to scare anyone off as dental implants are very successful but I see an increasing rate of complications over the last 20 years.

Please keep in mind that breast implants and hip/knee implants are not permanent either.

Ramsey A. Amin, D.D.S.
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology /Implant Dentistry
Fellow-American Academy of Implant Dentistry

6 thoughts on “Dental Implants Are NOT Permanent! Redo’s revisions -The TRUTH!

  1. Hi!

    I have had no problems with my screws or posts that my dentist have implanted, but I am not happy with the shape or color they turned out to be. I have two implants and both are on both sides of my two front teeth. They have a grayish tint to them that are more noticeable when I am out in the sun.

    Can I just redo the teeth without having to redo the posts and screws for those implants? Or do they have to take out everything?

    Thank you!

    1. It is possible that you will not need to redo anything. Sometimes I can tunnel in a gum graft taken from behind your upper wisdom teeth area to thicken and covered the grey tone. This is all pending that the implant and restoration is done extremely well. This is a procedure I do all the time!

  2. Hi Dr Amin..I hope all is well with you..Im interested in getting implants…I live in Texas but I would like to have the procedures done by you..I believe that you are knowlegable in all aspects of it and habe been following and listening to your vids..I hope and pray I can get an appointment for a consultation soon..best regards to you..Bernard Watson..

  3. I saw my dentist today that put in my implant screws because I had 2 screws that came out. I was hoping that they weren’t the actual screws, but apparently they are. I had 4 screws put in for the All on 4 procedure. He originally put in 2 longer screws, and 2 shorter screws. It’s the 2 shorter screws that came out. I was wearing a full lower denture at that time, and hadn’t had the abutments put on yet. I am horrified about these screws coming out so long after they were put in and healed. I told the dentist that I thought it might have something to do with the fact that they were smaller screws ( 5 mm)… He said that wasn’t true, but i am still wondering about that 🙁

    The dentist did tell me that the other 2 ( longer screws) are firmly in the jaw and no problems with them, as seen in the X-Ray) . My question: does the All on 4 procedure generally use a shorter and longer ( in on an angle) screw? How long are screws usually, and could the size (length) of my implant screw have been an issue here?… and what the heck do I do now? Please share your opinion and insight. I am miserable…

    1. I’m so sorry you’re having trouble. Generally smaller implants have a higher failure rate. In order for smaller implants to work for a full mouth replacement such as all on X/on for they need to be connected to other implants so that they gained strength in numbers. The choice to use a smaller implant hopefully was only made because you don’t have that much bone in the first place so they are forced to use a shorter screw. Some dentist like short implants and put them in everywhere. Here is some information on short versus long implants.

      As for what to do… You just need to replace those implants again…. Sorry

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Dr. Ramsey Amin has extensive experience in surgical and restorative implant dentistry. As one of only less than 400 Diplomates of the American Board of Oral Implantology/ Implant Dentistry (ABOI/ID) he is considered an expert, and board-certified in dental implants. He is a former instructor at the UCLA School of Dentistry.