Patient Comments: Dental Implant - Failure


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Comment from: weiszrick, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 09

The removal of my top teeth was painful and I was forced to go to pain management to help with the pain. He smiles but when a mistake was made they gave me the coordinator’s contact, who has lied about the 7 year payback. She asked for USD 11123 plus USD 3000 from my dental plan. All I have now is a false set of top teeth, only 3 metal implants and two fell out. They were not glued in, they forced in the holes and all fell out except the one.

Comment from: kotsunega, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 20

I got my lower set of dental implants after partial bridge anchor tooth got infected. Two of the 1st implant screws failed. I had major pain for weeks before dentist found the 2 implant failures. Tried again. Same results, 2 implant failures, and nonstop major pain until dentist removed 2nd set. I went on 3 weeks broad spectrum antibiotics. A 3rd set of implants using larger screws were placed. These did fine. No more pain. But memories of 3 months of severe pain linger.

Comment from: D, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I had dental failure of implant placed in the socket of extracted tooth in the bottom jaw. Felt as if I was permanently damaged by the novocaine shot along the nerves in my jaw immediately after it wore off. I took tramadol, ibuprofen and hydrocodone 10/325 and staggered every 4 hours. I was waking up every 2 hours from the pain every night, each would run out in 3 hours and take an hour for relief, so I was in screaming pain for 2 hours and pain free 2 hours, for 24 hours a day for 3 weeks. It was unbearable. It was removed.

Comment from: Toothless, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 21

I had implants on my lower right about 4 years ago. No problems until just recently with extreme pain and loosening. Tonight while I was eating dinner it came out. There are two implants with a three tooth bridge and they have all failed. I did start smoking again about a year ago. I also have been taking pain pills for chronic back pain over the last 2 years. Not sure if either had anything to do with it.

Comment from: MUSTANG, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 08

Trust your own body. I had dental implants 2 years ago and just had the whole top fall out. I have constantly had dry mouth syndrome which is really allergy symptoms (implant rejection). Be very careful, make sure you can trust the dentist and have the Melisa test done first. I won't get my 2 years back nor my money.

Comment from: jane, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 05

My dental implant failed and I'm getting ready to have it redone. Wondering if I should just numb or be put to sleep.

Comment from: Toothii, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 03

I'm a recently retired dentist and feel compelled to comment. There are many reasons for implant failures. In no particular order: patients with fair to poor oral hygiene, poor medical health (diabetics, immunosuppressant usage), inadequate bone to support implant, implants subjected to immediate function forces (increases chances for failure), too few or too many implants, and failure to assess patient's oral habits, i.e., if they are a clencher or a bruxer.

Comment from: Jean, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

Both my dental implants have fallen out. I would advise a small boned person to be very careful before choosing implants. I had two molars (upper) with cracks. My dentist advised implants. After a few years they have failed. Now I have minimal chewing ability. When the first one fell out they said they would do the next one free. No way! I really want my money back.

Comment from: leastup, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I had the initial part of the implant done about three weeks ago and this past Saturday, the implant came out. No one at the dentist's office had even heard of it. I did have throbbing pain the entire time and my gums would bleed profusely when I tried to brush the teeth around the area. My dentist is going to try another type but is going to have me wait till 12/03 before attempting again. Today is 10/07/2014.

Comment from: arnold, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: September 23

The procedure went on for 6 months. The dentist said that the implant was good. I went home that day and implant was moving around like a fish. I went back and he said I had implant failure.


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Comment from: [email protected], 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 09

My dental implants are causing problems on tongue. I have burning, scratches, allergic reactions, and yeast infection. The reaction seems to be to the cement holding implant screw covered. It is rough, eroding and providing this rough surface that really hurts or burns. Solutions are salt water rinses and Sensodyne cleaning alum to dilute acid like feeling in mouth. I’m wondering if infection at implant could change the level of saliva.

Comment from: Numbness, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 09

I had a dental implant surgery in August and lower jaw is still numb. I cannot get any straight answers to cause or relief. It seems like when I ask questions I get run around and no answers as to what may have happened.


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