Failed Dental Implants

| November 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

Failed Dental Implants With Bone Loss –

I had 6 dental implants put into my upper jaw bone about 5 years ago. Before this was done, cadaver bone was put into the jaw with a sinus lift.

Last year 1 implant on the left side “canine” fell out and yesterday the same implant on the right side fell out as well. My dentist & oral surgeon have told me that it looks like I have bone loss in my jaw bones-upper & lower.

I am wondering: I had taken Reclast twice just around the time that the bone grafting was being done. I did not realize it at the time that there “could” be complications with anything dental. I am almost 63 y/o and now I cannot wear my upper plate at all as I do not believe the other 4 implants on either side of my jaw will hold the plate in. Good way to lose weight, ha?

It’s not a laughing matter at this point, but I have no idea what the heck I can do and would really love to hear from anyone else in a similar position!


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  1. sandydig says:

    Implant Loss
    by: Sharon B., RDH

    Hi Phyllis,

    It would be a good idea to check with both your MD and OS to determine whether or not the reclast could have contributed to the problem. I would recommend newer x-rays and have them compared to previous ones before and after bone grafting and implant placement. Regular maintenance at your dentist twice per year should have been able to determine whether or not bone loss was happening. If it was a sudden thing, there may be other serious problems going on in regards to other medication or health issues. Hopefully the plate can be adjusted by your DDS or OS in order for you to wear it with the remaining 4 implants.


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