Dental implant demand is expected to grow at an annual rate of 11% between now and 2028. The market is expected to be valued at $8 billion by then. Patients want teeth that are stable, efficient, and esthetically pleasing. If their natural teeth do not meet those desires, then many will make the investment in dental implants. The majority of implant cases will meet, or exceed, the patient's expectations. However, just as multiple local and systemic risk factors can decrease the probability for survival of natural teeth, those same risk factors will be present for dental implants and jeopardize their long-term success.

Along with a large number of implants being placed, the future will also bring complications. Dental implant complications will include technical, mechanical, and biological issues. Technical and mechanical complications include abutment screw loosening, fracture of the overdenture prostheses, activation of retentive clips, ceramic chipping, fractures, etc....

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