Dental Implants Removal

Rimozione impianti dentali

Nowadays, implantology is a reliable and safe technique, but in some cases it may be necessary to remove the dental implants. There are several reasons for this, but the most common is the presence of infection in the bone around the implant. In the following article we will see what to do if a dental implant moves or hurts.

Why remove dental implants

Dental implantology is a technique that, if performed correctly, can ensure the safety and stability of dental implants for many years. It is a very complex procedure, which requires experience and professionalism on the part of the surgeon who performs the operation and conditions of hygiene and sterility of the environment in which it operates.

If these measures are not taken, the probability of failure of the implants increases, even after several years after the intervention. If an infection has formed in the area of the bone around the implant (peri-implantitis) due to non-observance of sterile conditions during the intervention, or if there has been an error in positioning by the surgeon, it is necessary to remove the old dental implants and replace them.

How the removal of dental implants is performed

The removal of dental implants is a very delicate operation that requires a consolidated experience of the surgeon, because it must be carried out paying great attention to the surrounding bone.

The implants, in fact, are integrated into the bone, attaching themselves to it. However, here there is no connective tissue as in the case of natural teeth, therefore, to remove the implants it is necessary to intervene also on the bone, which must be reconstructed immediately afterwards. Only after having regenerated enough bone to accommodate new implants, it will be possible to proceed with a new intervention in greater safety.

Bone reconstruction

Bone regeneration can be carried out by grafting bovine bone without an organic component, totally biocompatible. This material is placed under a natural (periosteum) or synthetic membrane that serves to preserve space for bone growth. Here the material soaks up blood and allows for the generation of new natural bone. One of the safest materials with a highly predictable result is the Swiss product Bio-Oss®.