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How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?


Posted on 11/20/2016 by Andrew Zeiger
A diagram of how a dental implant works!
Occasionally someone who has gotten a dental implant may find their body rejecting it. Dental implant rejection is only occasionally an issue, and if you thoroughly understand the dental implant process, you should feel comfortable with your chances of success.

What is Dental Implant Rejection?


Dental implant rejection is not the same kind of rejection that you may see in a situation where someone gets an organ transplant.

This is because dental implants are made out of a material (such as titanium) that is bio-compatible. This means your body should not have a reaction to the dental implant; however, rejections do occasionally occur.

Usually, when a dental implant is rejected, it is not because the implant itself is rejected so much as there is another issue at play. For example, if a dental implant is contaminated with bacteria before it is placed in your jawbone, your body may develop an infection in response to the bacteria. The result could be the loss of the dental implant.

How Common is Dental Implant Rejection?


Fortunately, properly prepared and installed dental implants are almost always accepted by your body. Across the nation, success rates hover around 95%, so if you are considering a dental implant, please do not let a fear of dental implant rejection slow you down.

If you have any questions about dental implants, please do not hesitate to contact us. Just pick up the phone and call, or shoot us an email. We'll be happy to sit down with you and take the time to explain the process and answer any questions you may have.

We are here to help you have the happy and healthy smile you've always wanted, so contact us and let's get started! We can't wait to help you!


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