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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-16

Dental implant failure causes, treatment, and diagnosis: A literature review

1 Consultant Implantologist, Faridabad, Haryana, India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Periodontics, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
3 Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kamal Sagar
Consultant Implantologist, MDS, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi - 110 002
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmo.ijmo_4_21

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Despite the high success rates and stability of dental implants, failures do occur. The most important etiological factors for early implant failure are surgical trauma together with bone volume and quality, while etiology of late failures is more controversial. Occlusal overload and peri-implantitis could be associated with late failures. Suboptimal implant design and improper prosthetics also play an important role in implant complications and failure. Early detection and treatment of initial progressive bone loss around dental implants by mechanical debridement with plastic/titanium/gold-plated instruments, antimicrobial therapy, and regenerative therapy are the keys for the revival of early failing implants. The aim of this paper is to describe different causes of failure in detail and treatment modalities to deal with dental implant failure.

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