AbstractThe use of dental implants in the rehabilitation of partially and fully edentulous patients is an efficient method even though failures do occur. Papers have speculated on the cause of failure. Bone quality and quantity, shorter implants, smoking and systemic health, surgical trauma, contamination during implant surgery, peri-implantitis, and overloading throughout the prosthesis have been associated with failures. The aim of the present review is to analyze the possible causes of implant failure.
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