Are my implants installed correctly?

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    I’ve installed two implants, teeth 29 and 30. It used to be bridge there, but 29 cracked and had to be extracted. It was an abscess there and I had bone grafting. My doctor installed implant there with angle, trying to avoid grafted bone.


    I switched doctor, and new says implants are installed incorrectly and should be reinstalled.
    29 has angle, and 30 is too high.

    What do you think?


    I can see what your new dentist is concerned about and why they wish to reinstall your implants. This could be the best way forward, to ensure that ultimately your dental implants are a long-term success. It may be worth seeking another opinion to see if there is a good alternative to removing them, just in case.


    I had an implant installed about a year ago by a periodontist who has since retired. The tooth crown was attached to the implant about 3 months after implant surgery. I followed all of the post implant surgery instructions. At the time the crown was attached, I noticed it did not feel “secure” and let the dentist installing the crown know this. He pushed on it sideways, but didn’t notice any movement and said it probably needs some more time to “set”. The tooth continued to feel like it was getting looser and looser until I went back to the dentist recently at which point he removed the crown and push on the implant and noticed movement in the implant. I was sent to a new periodontist who removed the implant and said there was “gum tissue in-between the implant and the jaw bone”. The way I understood this was, the implant was not screwed in deep enough and was sticking out too far from the jaw bone. In essence, the implant was not supported well enough and gradually worked its way loose. Has anybody else had this experience and do I have any recourse for recovering expenses on original or implant repair?
    Thanks in advance for your advice.


    Why it’s so important to choose a qualified professional to install your implants. It maintains the space so that the gum heals correctly around the implant. Makes sure the sinus heals properly before installing the implant.

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