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Failed dental Implant Treatments

Failed dental Implant Treatments

You need a dental Implant (s) or even a full mouth full of dental Implants better known as All on 4 or the All on 6 or even 8! The popularity of dental tourism and dental vacations to Mexico has allowed Tens of thousands of people each year to finally realize their dental dreams because of the much more affordable costs associated with dentistry in Mexico and one which we are avid advocates - But obviously only after a person has followed the correct research, due diligence and followed our Advice and Guides on vetting your Mexico dentist and important questions you should ask.

In our case your Cancun Dental Implant specialists are fully qualified and we present their qualifications and resumes which are readily available. 

We proudly promote the availability of affordable dental Implants treatments in Mexico and especially with the dental clinic and dentists in Cancun we personally know. But we have an obligation to continue to provide useful guides that balance our work in promoting dental treatments in Mexico with a dental Vacation with transparent information on what  are the considerations needed when getting dental Implants performed in Mexico, to ensure those people who are interested in doing so have additional sources to refer to and see if the dental specialist are adequately trained and the options proposed are best for them. 

Dental Implants are marketed as the permanent solution to missing teeth for good reason, they look and act as close to a natural tooth as possible, but they are not natural they are normally produced from bio compatible Titanium and there are many considerations and implications for a dentist to consider when planning a dental Implant surgery, All which should be explained and delivered by a experienced and qualified dental Implant dentist and specific to your case needs.

The key factor to finding a dental Implant dentist in Mexico that you feel comfortable visiting and undergoing this specific type of dental surgery with should be based on their professional experience and qualifications in the area of dental Implants. You may see many promotions for affordable dental Implants, the All on 4 for only 6000 usd etc,  but the ability, experience and qualifications of the dentist should be paramount in your decision making, here in Cancun Mexico or anywhere in the world. 

The failure to choose a qualified dentist to perform your implant surgery can and will lead to further financial expenditures, more complicated surgeries and negates the choice to travel to Cancun Mexico for dentistry completely.

Dental Implants can fail - this is a universal truth and for many factors

Two main reasons exist as to why dental implants may fail: peri-implantitis and failed osseointegration. Peri-implantitis occurs when you don’t take adequate care of your teeth, including brushing and flossing. It’s a form of gum disease where the infection damages the bone. If it’s not detected right away, peri-implantitis can cause your tooth to loosen.

Failed osseointegration transpires when your jawbone doesn’t grow around the implant to make it secure. It can be related to the quality of your bone, whether or not you smoke, whether or not your surgeon used bone grafting and, finally, the type of technique. When the implant doesn’t integrate and embed into your bone, it often occurs in the early stages after surgery.

Choosing a qualified and trained dentist can eliminate some of the factors that can lead to failure. Being transparent with them about your medications, diseases and other factors about your health condition can create a higher success rate as well.

But the lack of training, experience or poor planning and understanding by the dentist performing the surgery itself is the biggest reason that your dental Implant treatment can fail , this is why Qualifications and experience are so important. 

“There is no substitute for experience”

Three dental specialties that teach their residents to do dental implant treatment: Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Common problems with inexperienced dentist placing Implants 

  • Implants in the wrong position

  • Implants that are not surrounded by bone

  • Implants that are placed too deeply or too shallow

  • Implants too close to sensitive areas such as nerves and sinuses

  • Implants too close to neighboring teeth

  • Implants that are placed so poorly they cannot be restored

Source - Dental Implant centre

To reiterate what we have wrote about previously ask or follow these guides when looking for a Qualified dental Implant dentist in Cancun Mexico 


If your decision to use a Cancun dental Implant Specialist and the clinic is based on the belief that the dentist presented to you when researching would be working on you and your dental treatments, and you present to the clinic and you are introduced to another dentist that will be performing the dental Implants, then you have the option/ right to cancel the planned treatments and ask why the original dentist is not performing the work. Request for the original dentist to perform your work, or seek an alternate dental clinic and specialist to work on your case. At no point should you ever feel pressured or uncomfortable about the dental specialist who is to perform your work. 


Being aware that the clinic you are choosing for your dental Implant treatments is in another country, Mexico and understanding that the possibility (although very slight) of a failed treatment can mean a return visit to the dentist.  Avoid such confusion and angst by asking the clinic before embarking on a treatment plan what actions are they willing to do if a problem arises, what would you need to do, and what specialist would you have to visit. The majority of clinics will have in place some kind of guarantee or warranty on their work, but this is usually based on the patient's acceptance and understanding they would need to return to that clinic to have the work redone or fixed.


  • Which specialist will be performing the dental work / surgery and what are their qualifications and experience?

  • Will the Specialist be able to understand me, will there be any communication barrier?

  • Are there any additional treatments that may be needed and could increase the cost quoted? 

  • Will I need to take medications / Pain management medication after?

  • Do I need to bring anything specific with me on my appointments?

  • Which dental clinic or facility will the treatments be performed?

  • Will I have transportation included for all clinical appointments?

  • What happens if I have an emergency and the clinic is closed?

  • Will the treatment plan require more than 1 visit to Cancun? if so how many

  • What happens if a treatment fails?

  • What happens if I decide not to go ahead with the treatments once I am there?

  • Do you have the necessary equipment and technology to perform my treatments?

  • What are your sterilization protocols?

  • Can my companion accompany me during the appointment and or surgery? 

  • Will my diet be affected after, if so what will be the diet plan or options and will I need to take any extra precautions?

  • Any restrictions after the treatments / Surgery? 

  • Does the clinic accept dental insurance?

  • What Payments do the clinic accept?

  • What initial payment is expected 50 - 50 , 70 - 30, 100% on the first appointment and treatment acceptance? 

  • Who will follow up with me after treatment, who can I contact if I have any questions or doubts?

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