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Half My Dental Implants Fell Out

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I am getting eight dental implants in total. I’ve had six done so far that I have already paid for and then I am getting two more. However, a week after the six were completed, half of them fell out. I am worried about the three that are still there and concerned that the next two will have problems as well. I also wonder if I should be able to get a refund on the ones that fell out. My dentist said we can just redo them after these others heal. Should I be concerned or is this not a big deal? My dentist doesn’t seem concerned.


Dear Jason,

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You definitely have cause to be concerned. Most dental implants have a 5% failure rate. Your dentist has 50%. Additionally, they usually don’t fail right away but months or even years down the line. Yours fell out in days.

Before you go forward with any more procedures with this dentist, I would get a second opinion from an experienced implant dentist about why these implants fell out. I would also have them look at  the ones you have remaining to see if they are in any obvious danger.

There are quite a few reasons that dental implants can fail. Here are just a few of them:

  • Placing the implant crowns before the bone has integrated with the implant fixture. This is known as premature loading.
  • Not having enough bone to retain the implants to begin with. This should have been known ahead of time with the proper diagnostics, and can be dealt with so that you can still get the implants
  • An infection. This can develop because of poorly fitting fixtures. You would likely notice if this was the issue because there would be pain and/or a fever.
  • Using substandard implant fixtures to save money
  • Incorrectly placing the dental implants

Find out what happened with yours. You are also entitled to a refund on the ones that failed.

I’m sorry this happened to you.
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