My case is as follows:
- Healthy 55 year old male.
- Jan 2010 – previously infected area(endo failure) ext”’n was grafted sizable buccal defect
- Aug 2010 – 4.3 by 13 mm nobel groovy implant placed in solid bone (Sorry had film x-rays then but looked fine)
- Sep 2012 – see current x-ray noting significant bone loss, also buccal fistula present, still no mobility or symptoms
I suspect failure from possible heavy occlusion. My plan is to remove the implant graft/membrane wait 6 month’s and redo. Alternative is to try to save the implant? Prognosis seems poor, though. Any thoughts?