Can a dental implant cause rejection?

Oral implantology is one of the most advanced techniques today for mouth rehabilitation. Its benefits are many and indisputable, but it is not a foolproof treatment. Even the best dental implants they can cause rejection in the patient. Do you want to know how and why this happens? We will tell you.

What does it mean for an implant to cause rejection?

As we are used to seeing all kinds of results around dental implants. The vast majority are satisfactory. But sometimes it happens that an implant does not fit in the way it should in the mouth.

When this process of osseointegration fails, it is when we talk about the rejection of the mouth to the implant. Specifically, what happens is that instead of bone forming around the implant, fibrous tissue forms between the bone and the implant. What prevents it from being properly integrated.

This occurs only in one or two percent of cases. And the action required is to remove the implant, clean the area, and place a new implant to start the process again. In some cases it is advisable to wait a couple of months before placing the new implant. But in most it is possible to place it without waiting, since infection is rare.

Symptoms of dental implant rejection

The symptoms of the rejection of a dental implant are very varied. In some cases, there may even be rejection without the appearance of any visible symptoms, which is discovered in one of the treatment reviews.

In others, the rejection may appear as part of a tissue infection, known as peri-implantitis. In any case, it must be borne in mind that long-term pain after implant placement is not normal. So you should go to your dentist as soon as possible if it happens to you.

If you want to get the best dental implants and with the highest chances of success, come visit us. We wait for you in our dental clinic.