Dear Editor,

We read most of the articles published in your journal and apply them in our day-to-day practice with great interest. Herein, we would like to bring to your notice the inexplicable type of implant failure, that is, orphan implants. These failures occur when the dentist places an implant and, for some reason, the patient is lost to follow-up but visits a second dentist for the restoration. In such a situation, the second dentist will have no clue regarding the implant in the patient's mouth. This situation is also expected when the clinician uses multiple implant brands and does not maintain proper implant records. When the patient reports after some years for a restoration, the clinician will be clueless. Eventually, the dentist either puts the implants to sleep and provides a denture prosthesis (fixed or removable) or uses nonoriginal abutments to restore the teeth, which may ultimately lead to...

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