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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51-56

Implant failure: A dentist's nightmare

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Madhura Avinash Kate
150, Anand Avinash Niwas, S.T. Road, Dapodi, Pune - 411 012, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-6781.202154

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Dental implants are commonly used in clinical situations for replacement of natural teeth. Despite many advances in materials, techniques, and implant design, implant failure is a significant concern for the dentist and patient. Peri-implantitis and lack of osseointegration are considered to be the major factors leading to implant failure. Occlusal overloading, medical status of the patient, smoking, and implant characteristics are among the other causes for implant failure. The purpose of this concise review is to discuss the etiology of implant failures by highlighting the various classification put forth by different authors and formulating a new classification.

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