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Failing implants after loading: Why is this Occurring?

Last Updated July 24, 2012

In December 2011, I placed 4 dental implants in the maxilla of a 60 year old healthy male patient. 3 implants were ITI bone levels and 1 was Blue Sky Bio tissue level. Below are the films. The implants appeared integrated. They were uncovered, healing abutments placed and later locator attachments were picked up in his provisional full coveraged denture. The implant in the 6 position showed signs of failure. The problem is that now the 3-4 position implant is also loosing bone, although it is asymptomatic. I removed the locators and asked the patient to use adhesive as needed till I can uncover the new implant. However I am quite concerned as to why this is occurring? (the denture fits well with decent occlusion). Any thoughts or comments are welcome.

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