Do Dental Implants Fall Out?

Do Dental Implants Fall Out?

How does dental implant surgery work? Dental implants are inserted into your jawbone, and perform as a natural tooth root. The success rate of a dental implant surgery is high, with a close to zero chance of failure. But issues might arise, resulting in an implant falling out due to some contributing factors. Studies reveal that 5 to 10% of dental implants fall out, either immediately after the surgery or years later.


Poor Oral Hygiene

The success rate of a dental implant is affected by how you care and maintain them. Your investment won’t last long if you can’t maintain a healthy oral environment.


Smoking slows the healing process by restricting the blood flow to the gums. Recent research studies have shown that smokers are more likely to experience a 20% failure rate for dental implants. Even though smoking does not automatically preclude you from obtaining dental implants, it is advised that you give up the habit for at least a month to two months for a successful dental implant recovery.

Gum Disease

Bacteria and infections harm the gums and jawbone. To have a successful dental implant surgery, you must have healthy gums. If you have active gum disease, your dentist will recommend gum disease therapy rather than surgery. 

Health Conditions

If diagnosed with autoimmune disorders or conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes, you might want to hold back from undergoing dental implant surgery. If you pursue the surgery, your implant surgery might fail. Those conditions actually impede the healing process. 

Low Bone Density

Your jawbone must be healthy, as this serves as a foundation for your dental implants. If you have low bone density, you are not a suitable candidate for dental implant surgery.  However, bone grafting might be a solution, depending on the condition of your jawbone.

Doctor’s Experience

Dental implants are your lifetime investment! For you to make sure that you are getting the most out of your investment, check the Dentist’s bio, history, and reviews. 


To begin your path to a whiter, healthier smile, make an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Bashar, at our clinic in Edina, Minnesota.