Dental implant surgery is a safe procedure, but complications may arise occasionally and require the implants to be removed. While this may seem like an intimidating prospect, it is actually a relatively simple procedure.
First, the artificial tooth (or crown) is removed from the implant. Next, the implant itself is carefully unscrewed from the jaw bone. In most cases, the surgery can be completed in less than an hour, and patients can return home the same day.
After the implants are removed, the oral surgeon will determine whether or not they can be replaced. In many cases, they can be re-implanted without any problems. However, additional surgery may be necessary if there is damage to the bone or surrounding tissue.
Regardless of the cause, removing dental implants is generally a safe and effective surgical procedure that can be done at the dental clinic.