Loose dental implant post

| May 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Miriam Boyle
(Mississauga Ontario Canada)

My son had an implant in 1995, and until recently it was successful. He has just noticed in the last few weeks that the tooth, and maybe the dental implant post is loose. He is working out of the country, so when he returns for another procedure, he will not be available for future follow up.
Can this procedure be successfully completed in Europe? Are there some countrries that have a better success rate than others? He is in Germany but could travel to other close be areas.
Thank you for any response.


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  1. sandydig says:

    Loose dental implant post
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH


    If your son will be coming home and will have an opportunity to see your local oral surgeon or general dentist for a consultation I would recommend starting there. There is a possibility that it is only the crown that is loose on the implant. That would be a much easier fix than having a failing implant post and will not be a lengthy procedure. If he is not returning home in the near future he should seek treatment overseas.

    If the implant itself is loose then there is most likely boneloss around the post. In order to replace the implant he may need a bone graft prior to placing a new implant. This process from bone graft to completion may take up to 6 months. That is a tricky problem to have if he is moving throughout the country. If he will be stationary for quite some time then, yes, I do believe that he will be able to have this procedure successfully completed in Europe. I am not familiar with any individual oral surgeons in Europe so he would be wise to do a bit of research to assure himself he is finding someone he can trust.

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