Dental Implant has come loose.

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Steve G, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Steve G

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    Hello all

    about 3 years ago I got in a bike accident and lost some front teeth.
    I ended up getting the two top incisors replaced with implants, after
    first getting a bone graft to beef up the jaw structure. Anyway all
    has been good for the last 3 years, but about 6 months ago I got
    elbowed pretty good directly in my left implant. I was a little
    worried at first, but it seemed to be ok and for the next 3 or so
    months didn't cause any problems. Then I broke an arm, and for about
    a month I had a really tough time flossing and keeping my implants
    clean, as my arm was in a cast. Right about the time I got my cast
    off I noticed the left implant seemed a little loose, but it was still
    strong enough to eat with, without feeling any different. Now it's
    about a month later, and it's really loose. I don't even like
    touching it with my tounge, because I can feel it move. I've been
    keeping it really clean, flossing and rinsing with listerine after
    every meal, hoping the bone will re-integrate. it seems to be
    improving ever so slightly, but it could just be wishful thinking. It
    definetly seem to be tighter in the morning, but by the end of the day
    I've knocked it loose again just from talking etc...

    My qustion is, What are my chances of getting this fixed. The implant
    next to it is still perfectly anchored. Is this going to require a
    repeat of the original proceedure, or can they just splint it and hope
    the bone re-integrates.

    Also I don't have dental insurance

    Thanks for any advice.
    Steve G, Oct 1, 2004
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  2. On 30 Sep 2004 19:05:05 -0700, (Steve G) wrote:
    Not rtelated to the bump,,,, in my opinion.

    Soemtimes these things loosen ........ happens.

    Joel
    Joel M. Eichen, Oct 1, 2004
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  3. Steve G

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    Steve G <> wrote:
    I think there is a chance that the crown has come loose and the implant
    itself is still okay. The original dentist should be able to retighten
    the screw in the crown and see if this is the case.
    HTH
    SP
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    StovePipe, Oct 4, 2004
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  4. Steve G

    Dimplant

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the adice
    Dimplant, Oct 14, 2011
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    Dimplant

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    No initial assessment fee.
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    Dimplant

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    Hi,
    every meal, hoping the bone will re-integrate. it seems to be
    Dimplant, Oct 14, 2011
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    the bone re-integrates.
    Dimplant, Oct 14, 2011
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    Thanks for the advice.
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    Dimplant, Oct 14, 2011
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    Accepting the quote. It is easy to refix and also you should maintain well of the implanted tooth as per the advise of the dentist.Folossing won't affect the teeth fitted. Better to laminate the teeth.
    harvy, Oct 23, 2011
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    I had the same thing. Implants where my incisors should have been, but the implants failed because the bone is not strong enough in that part of your jaw regardless of whether you have a graft done or not. Implants in the front are very risky for this reason and are much better suited for molars or other back teeth. Dentists care very little however because implants, like bridges are big money makers for them. In the future you will most likely need a partial denture but DO NOT get a bridge whatever you do. That is how they "solved" my problem and it left me with worlds more problems than I had to begin with. If worse come to worse, just get the partial denture and be done with it. Its not the end of the world. DO NOT DESTROY YOUR NATURAL TEETH! Don't make the same mistake I did!
    Thomas Bird, Oct 24, 2011
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    In my experience, it is generally not the implant that comes loose. When the forces on a natural tooth are too great, the teeth either wears down, cracks or the tooth gets loose. In the case of an implant, the weak link is generally the screw that holds the abutment (the part that emerges from the gum and holds the crown) works its way loose. Because it is under the crown, access to the screw is sometimes difficult unless you can remove the crown. If the crown can be removed, it is a simple process to tighten the screw again.
    Doctor Bruce, May 8, 2012
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