Signs That Your Dental Implants Might Be Failing

Dental implants are, generally, very resilient alternatives to "natural" teeth. They are embedded in the gums themselves, so they do not lend themselves to not working. However, there might be signs that your implants are being rejected by your body due to either the fact that your body is not responding well to the implants or they were not properly installed by your dental surgeon.


Osseointegration refers to how well your body accepts the implants being grafted onto the bones inside of your gums. There are a few reasons why the implants might not graft well onto your gum bones. Some people just have bodies that naturally reject implants, while others still have bacteria present on the gums that make it very difficult for your gums to respond well to having implants grafted upon them.

Nerve Damage

Nerve and tissue damage is an issue that can occur during the surgical procedure in which the implants are installed. Although this is very rare, it is damage that can occur and it can also make for your body rejecting the implants. If the implants are incorrectly implanted, it is entirely possible that they will rub your nerve endings in such a way that permanently damages them. This not only means you will lose a great degree of sensitivity in your mouth, but also that your mouth will be unable to receive the implants and your body will reject them. In some cases, the implants will simply become loose and eventually fall out, while in other cases, you will temporarily lose a great degree of sensation in your jaw.


Sinuses can play a role in how your body receives dental implants. In individuals with a smaller than average nasal cavity, the upper implants might not be received well. This is due to the fact that your nasal cavity and mouth are connected. If your nasal cavity is smaller than usual, this can cause a restriction of your ability to breathe and the presence of implants can make this even more difficult than usual – sometimes impossible. There is a way to rectify this situation, but it requires surgery to enlarge the nasal cavity.

Dental implants can supply you with teeth that are stronger and more cosmetically appealing than your natural teeth. However, there are certain cases where you might find that your body will reject the implants after their installation. It pays to be informed of the situations wherein your body might reject implants. To learn more, contact a company like Oral Surgery Associates Inc