Complex Dental Implant Cases

If you’ve been told you have a complex case, you might worry you can’t get dental implants. The experts at Marylebone Implant Centre reveal why this isn’t the case with MIC. 

If you are living with complex dental circumstances, and have missing, failing, or damaged teeth – dental implants can still be an option for you. 

Our specialist implantologists can the ability to restore your smile and complete your bite, so why not book a consultation today?

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What is Considered a Complex Dental Implant Case?

Every patient that comes through the door will be different, as will their dental circumstances. 

But for some, they will be living with various conditions that can make fitting dental implants much more complex, meaning that many providers will not be able to help them.

These factors include:

  • Lack of bone depth 
  • Low bone quality 
  • No adjacent teeth
  • Teeth in unsuitable positions
  • Oral infections and sores 
  • Tooth decay and damage 
  • Dental trauma
  • Active periodontitis (gum disease)
  • Horizontal or vertical bone loss and tooth mobility

If you have any of these complications and your current dentist can’t help, the team at MIC is waiting to hear from you.

Types of Dental Implants for Complex Cases

There are a range of dental implant types available for patients at MIC, even those with complex cases.

This includes:

  • Single-tooth dental implants – for replacing individual missing teeth.
  • Multiple teeth missing – to replace a number of missing or broken teeth, either with multiple individual implants or an implant-retained bridge.
  • Dental implant bridges – a solution for several missing teeth that are adjacent to one another.
  • Implant-retained dentures – a permanent fixing solution for those looking to stabilise their removable dentures.
  • Full mouth restoration – a solution for replacing a full arch’s worth of missing teeth.
  • All-on-four implants – treatment that uses either 4 or 6 dental implants to secure an upper or lower arch of lost or failing teeth.
  • Teeth in a day implants – for fitting a replacement arch in a single day.
  • Zygomatic implants – specialist implants for upper jaw replacement.

TMJ and Dental Implants

TMJ dysfunction, also called Temporomandibular disorder, TMD, is a condition that affects the movement of the jaw and can cause pain. 

In most cases, it will go away on its own, but for some patients, jaw misalignment can be corrected with dental implants – allowing TMJ dysfunction to be alleviated. 

To see if your TMJ can be eased with dental implants, contact our team today.

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Dental Implants and Smoking

It is widely known that breathing in tobacco and nicotine from smoking can be detrimental to your overall health, but it is less well-known how smoking can affect the teeth and structures of the mouth.

As the single biggest cause of gum disease and a risk factor for implant failure and decreased healing, dental implants and smoking don’t go hand-in-hand.

To avoid this, you will be strongly encouraged to give up smoking before treatment commences, to give your dental implants the best chance at success.

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Dental Implants and Diabetes

If you are living with Type 1 or 2 diabetes, some providers can consider you a poor candidate for dental implants – especially if your diabetes is not controlled.

This is because you will be at increased risk for periodontal disease, often take longer to heal from surgical intervention, and are prone to infection.

If your current dentist will not fit your dental implants because of your diabetes, consider a dental implant consultation with our experts today.

Dental Implants and Diabetes - Marylebone Implant Centre

Dental Implants and Chronic Pain

In very rare cases, patients may experience chronic pain after the healing period for dental implants passes.

This can be because of:

  • Radiolucent legions
  • Mechanical failure of implant componentry
  • Violations of the anatomy

In these cases, choosing dental implants from experienced, knowledgeable providers can limit the likelihood of this.

Dental Implants and Chronic Pain - Marylebone Implant Centre

Implants for Front Teeth

Thanks to their aesthetic appeal, it can be complex to replace dental implants for front teeth if they fail or fall out.

Dental implants in this area of the mouth need to blend in with the remaining teeth and also have the structural integrity needed to bite foods comfortably – making them more complex than other dental implants.

Dental implants for front teeth - Marylebone Implant Centre

Dental Implants with Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontitis, can lead to deep damage within the mouth if left untreated, causing patients to lose teeth and gum tissue in the worst cases.

This makes fitting dental implants too complex for most dentists, as the very structures of the mouth can no longer support the dental implants and the prosthesis itself.

In most cases, periodontitis will need to be treated first so dental implants can be fitted and succeed in the jaw for years to come.

Dental implants and gum disease - Marylebone Implant Centre


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Choose MIC for Complex Dental Implant Cases

With decades of experience fitting all types of dental implants and specialist implantologists who are GDC-registered – you couldn’t find better providers for your dental implant treatment. 

Why not book your consultation by filling in the consultation form below or contact our friendly team on 020 3285 6141 and we’ll book you in as soon as we can to start your dental implant journey – whether you have a complex case or not.