Dental implant surgery

| October 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Ramona
(Florida)

The titanium screw broke during the dental implant surgery, as it was not properly positioned as the x-rays show. When the doctor tried screwing it, it just broke. He tried to take it out, and then I had a second surgery of another 5 hours, two days after, and he was still not able to take it out, as it went too deep inside the jaw.

He called me again, it is the third time now, and he said he’s gonna polish the whole titanium screw in order to take it out. I am terrified, I am swollen and I cannot take another long surgery in a such a short time.

What if he fails again?

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  1. sandydig says:

    Dental Implant Surgery NEW
    by: Sharon B., RDH

    Hi Ramona,

    Unfortunately it can be very difficult to get a broken implant out. Please be patient with your dentist as he attempts to do this in as minimally invasive of a procedure as possible. If the implant is not removed then another one cannot be put in it’s place, unless there are several missing teeth and he places it adjacent to the area. As there has been some time lapse, your specialist has most likely asked for input from other dental implant specialists as well to determine the most efficient method for its removal. I understand your frustration, but if it were me I would let him have another try and getting it out. Good luck!

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