Can dental implants be 'rejected'? - Oral surgeon Murcia

We all know people who have made comments such as "I can't have implants because I reject them". However, the term 'rejection' as applied to dental implants is incorrect.

It is true that there is the possibility that the implant does not integrate into the bone tissue, although this is usually due to causes such as overheating of the bone, lack of irrigation during surgery, bacterial contamination, or scarring such as excessive micromovement. In these cases, the implants are not anchored by a bony layer but by a fibrous layer, which is not suitable to receive masticatory forces.

However, according to different authors, the success rate is usually around 98, as long as other factors are not added, such as dental extraction and implant placement in the same session, or provisionalisation and/or immediate loading, reducing the success rate in these cases by 24%.

Apart from these cases of bone integration problems due to "poor healing", medical titanium dental implants work correctly in the vast majority of cases thanks to the property of titanium to oxidise the surface layer without detachment of the rest of the structure as shown in the video below:

Therefore, as we can see, dental implants are an excellent formula to rehabilitate chewing and smile, being advisable to go to experienced placement professionalswith recognised postgraduate training in periodontology and oral surgery.