What Causes Dental Implant Failure?

The risks of dental implant failure are remarkably low, with an overall success rate of over 95%. However, like any surgery, dental implant placement also holds risks, however minimal, and knowing these risks can better prepare you to deal with them swiftly and decisively to avoid dental implant failure. Today, we explain some of the common problems that can arise after your dental implant placement, and how we can help you effectively address these concerns.

Dental Implants and Infection

Dental infection is one of the most prominent concerns when it comes to healing after dental implant surgery. After all, your mouth is the conduit through which all of your food and drink enter your body, not to mention your mouth houses a veritable forest of various bacteria. To avoid infection during the healing process, be sure to diligently practice excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing at least twice every day. Your dentist can prescribe an antibiotic and special antimicrobial mouthwash to help fight infectious agents, as well as specific instructions for the daily care and maintenance of your healing mouth.

Insufficient Osseointegration

The success of your dental implants depends on a process known as osseointegration—the fusing of your jawbone to the biocompatible titanium dental implant. Though not common, the jawbone can sometimes fail to completely fuse to the implant. With years of surgical expertise in placing implants, the experts at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery can improve your chances of successful osseointegration following dental implant placement.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).