METAL IMPLANT REMOVAL
Metal Implant Removal
When it's Time to Remove a Metal Implant
When it's time to remove a metal implant, we are here to help. Metal implants have a lifespan of about 15 years. Sometimes they go bad before that time, or sometimes a patient just wants to remove all of the metal in their mouth. While the ADA supports the placement of metal implants, a patient is always free to choose to make their own health decisions.
While rare, reactions to metal, including titanium, has been known to occur. If you do have an allergic reaction to a metal in your mouth, you should seek advice about how to proceed with ameliorating your reactions.
If you want an implant restored, please note that we only place ceramic implants. If you have a metal implant removed, we will not re-use it. If you have a ceramic implant removed, it can often be re-used but the implant site will have heal for approximately six months first.
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Also, if you want to determine which metals you may be allergic to, you can take the MELISA test. The lab administering the test is from Germany, so you should account for shipping time to Germany. We also utilize the Clifford Test as an alternative.