What Are the Most Common Problems with Dental Implants?

Dental implants in Hudson are a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth. So much so that they have a 95% to 98% success rate. But, since nothing is certain in life, implants can also fail. 

Here are some of the most common issues people experience with their implants. 

Implant Failure

There are instances where the metal post may fail to integrate with the jawbone, leading to a loose implant. This can occur due to insufficient bone density or poor positioning. Improper healing because of smoking or medical conditions like diabetes can also lead to implant failure. 


This is a condition very similar to gum disease. It's an inflammation of the area around the implant that's caused by bacteria. If not treated, it can lead to bone loss and implant failure. 

Peri-implantitis can be avoided with good oral hygiene. So, make sure to brush and floss your teeth daily and see your Hudson dentist for regular checkups. This way, they can make sure everything is in order with your implant and address any potential issues early. 

Improper Placement 

An improperly placed implant can cause problems too. For example, an implant that is not positioned correctly can affect your bite and lead to even more problems down the line. 

Sinus Problems

If you need an implant for the upper jaw, then you should be aware that there is a small risk that the metal post might protrude into the sinus cavity. This can lead to sinusitis and other sinus problems as well as increase the risk of implant failure. 

Loose Implant 

Many factors can cause an implant to become loose. For example, if you don't have sufficient bone mass and the implant doesn't properly fuse with the surrounding tissue, then it may become loose over time. The same can happen if you are dealing with an infection that affects the integrity of the implant. 

Allergic Reaction

While rare, some people may have an allergic reaction to the titanium alloy used in most dental implants. Symptoms may include swelling, rash, or even loss of the implant. Rest assured that at Luminous Dental, we will test and make sure your body is compatible with the materials the implant is made of. 

Nerve Damage

If an implant is placed too close to a nerve, it can cause chronic pain, numbness, or tingling in the teeth, gums, lips, or chin.

Work with an Experienced Dentist 

Implant dentistry has evolved tremendously and these complications are rare, especially when the procedure is carried out by a skilled and experienced dentist. 

At Luminous Dental, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure successful implant treatment. Moreover, we don't push unnecessary treatments. If we consider that implant dentistry is not right for you, we will help you find the best way to restore your smile. 

Get in touch with us to book your appointment for an implant consultation with Dr. Leah Divito. 

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