Has anybody encountered any complications with their dental implants? Whether it was within the first year, or even after 20 years.
Data suggests that within 5 years, up to 30% of dental implants will require repair or replacement. Unfortunately, less than 0.5% of all medical device adverse events are reported to the TGA.
Without this reporting, Manufacturers/Laboratories and the TGA don’t know which parts they sell are possibly unsafe, meaning these parts are still being sold and placed in patients.
Reporting to the TGA can be done by Patients, but currently is mainly done by Dentists, Laboratories or Manufacturers (self-reporting), which is why the numbers are possibly so low.
The Dental Implant Registry (DIR) is a Not-For-Profit company in Australia that helps Patients gain access to their own implant information, and can also assist in the reporting of adverse events/complications.
If you have had a complication with your dental implant, we’d love to hear from you about what happened.