Good news: there aren’t any allergies to titanium, and dental implants are, in cases of 95%, titanium crafted.
Titanium has a great affinity towards oxygen, so that immediately after the titanium ions are been released, they create an oxide layer. Oxides are unable to tieup any proteins, so subsequently, titanium cannot cause an allergic reaction.
Slightly less good news: approximately 2% of all implants do not accrete with the bone, being thrown away from some reason. None of the dental implants experts, or none of the implantological studios are 100% successful. Statistical information from our Polyclinic is showing that 1% of our builtin implants do not accrete with the bone. Our experienced surgeons, applying only certified implants and performing very strict sterility measures, are likely the ones to give a credit for such excellent results.
Why don’t we have 100% success rate?
Dental implants should not be placed in the following patients:
- children and young people before the completion of their growth
- persons suffering from severe cardiovascular diseases
- persons with severe blood coagulation disorders
- post radiation head or neck condition, chemotherapy
- any bone diseases
- bone tumors
- autoimmune diseases
- immunosuppression after transplantation
- severe metabolic diseases
- unstable “diabetes mellitus”
- Morbus Paget
- drugs and alcohol addiction
- heavy smokers
- psychiatric diseases, the patient’s noncooperability
However, it’s only 1% of failure to patients without any absolute contraindications we’re talking about. Research is suggesting smokers and patients with low quality/quantity of bones, as the most frequent implant losers. If too hard, bone is suffering from poor blood circulation, simultaneously overheating whilst preparing some implant ledge. If too soft, a bone will provide very poor anchorage for dental implants.
Here are some of the reasons with simply mechanical background: implants are overloaded by chewing, keeping the pressure on implants with a prosthesis, or prosthetic construction micromovements before dental implants acquire full mechanical stability.
In certain cases, a satisfactory answer cannot be found.
What if an implant does not accrete with the bone, or gets rejected?
A dental implant has to be removed, and the new implant will take its place after the healing process. Reimplantation failure is measured by “parts per thousand” and it’s extremely rare. It goes without saying that our patients should pay for successfully osseointegrated dental implants ONLY.