Can Dental Implants be Removed?

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway and Nearby Areas of Texas


 Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone. After they are placed implants undergo a process called osseointegration during which osteoblasts and connective tissue secure to the surface and hold the implant fast in place. Once this process is complete, the removal of a dental implant will require surgical extraction and may alter the integrity of surrounding bone.

The primary reason to consider removing dental implants is failure to integrate into the jaw. Reasons for dental implant failure include:

  • Untreated gum disease
  • Infection
  • Insufficient jawbone for support

Fortunately, implants will fail before they are integrated into bone, making their removal easier. The process must still be completed by an experienced oral surgeon who can preserve bone while carefully removing the failed dental implant.

Austin implant dentist Dr. John Schmid carefully assesses oral health before recommending this treatment, helping guard against implant failure and other complications.

Best to Keep Implants in Place

Dental implants offer the only permanent solution for missing teeth. Once they have been accepted into the jaw, implants will not come loose or fall out, making them ideal for long-term smile restoration. Once placed and accepted there is really no reason to remove a dental implant. They can even support dentures and bridges, enabling them to meet your tooth replacement needs at all stages of life.

If you live in or around Austin, Texas and would like to learn more about dental implants, please contact Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry online or by calling 512-329-5967to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Schmid. We welcome patients from Round Rock and all surrounding communities.