S3:E2- The Perfect Storm For Dental Implants Complications

In this episode of Hints & Tips in Dentistry, we present a patient with the perfect storm for failure of her three dental implants: Poorly-positioned implants, inadequate bone, inadequate gum tissue, perforation into her sinus, and peri-implantitis. Such factors, which are completely preventable, are the very common reasons for dental implant complications and failure. We describe the first stage in revision therapy of this patient which includes removal of the implants, site debridement, and space maintenance in preparation for definitive ridge bone grafting and replacement with new dental implants.