Poor oral hygiene
Plaque can accumulate in the area surrounding an implant if proper oral hygiene habits are not followed.
If the implant has been contaminated during the surgery, it can become infected. Improper sterilisation techniques may also lead to contamination.
Implants that are not properly placed may leave a space between the implant itself and the bone, which can become a breeding ground for bacteria.
Poor implant quality
Low quality implants can also leave a space between the artificial tooth root and the bone, attracting bacteria that can lead to an infection.
Problems with teeth restorations
Teeth restorations that do not have the right size or fit against the implants can lead to the development of an infection or inflammation in the implant area.