When Implants Fail: How, Why & What to Do

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Saturday, August 29, 2020Description :
More than 5 million implants are placed each year in the US and while they generally have a high success rate, some of these implants will fail. Some fail quickly within several weeks and other failures can take more than a decade. Regardless of the cause or speed-to-failure, it’s clear that all practitioners should be prepared to identify and assess a failed implant -- and those who are placing implants should also be prepared to diagnose and treat a failed implant. Join Dr. David Wong, board-certified periodontist, and international lecturer, for a deep dive into the best practices related to assessing, diagnosing, and planning treatment for failed implants, including: • What can be done at the outset to achieve long-term implant success, such as careful patient selection and planning with CBCT • Leading factors in both short- and long-term implant failure -- and how to reduce those risks • Early and late signs of a failed implant and the role of CBCT in diagnosing and planning treatment • How to determine a treatment plan, including whether to re-treat or extract

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