If an implant has come out, can a new one be placed?

If your dental implant has come out, it’s important to contact your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible to discuss further steps and therapeutic procedures. Here are some general guidelines:

  1. Examination and diagnosis: The first step is to consult with your dentist or oral surgeon. They will examine your oral cavity and assess the reasons for the implant’s failure. It may be due to improper healing, infection, or other complications.
  2. Treatment planning: After the diagnosis, the dentist will discuss possible treatment options with you. Depending on the situation, it may be necessary to prepare the implant site before a new implant can be placed.
  3. Implantation: If re-implantation is possible, the dentist will plan the procedure. This includes preparing the bone (if necessary), placing the new implant, and closing the incision. It’s important to note that the re-implantation process may take several months to ensure proper integration with the bone.
  4. Recovery: After the new implant is placed, you’ll need time to recover. This includes strict adherence to oral care instructions, avoiding chewing hard foods, and regular visits to the dentist for progress checks and maintenance of oral health.
  5. Long-term care: Once the implant successfully integrates with the bone, it’s important to maintain regular oral hygiene and attend scheduled check-ups with the dentist to ensure the implant remains healthy.

All of these steps should be carefully planned and executed under the supervision of a professional. Only your dentist can provide specific guidance and recommendations based on your individual condition. Acting promptly is crucial to prevent further complications and preserve your oral health.