International Arab Journal of Dentistry


The rehabilitation of patients with failing or missing dentition using titanium implants has dramatically changed in the last decades. Despite the predictability of implant therapy, failures that mandate implant removal do occur. The aim of our study was to determine the failure rates of implants placed during the last nine years at the dental clinic of the Faculty of Dental Medicine at Saint-Joseph University, Beirut. 640 individuals received dental implants; failures were clustered in 75 (11.7%) patients (27 men and 48 women, mean age 49.66 ±13.4 years). The total failure rate was 5.68%. Most failures were early (66.3%) and a statistically significant decrease in failure rate was observed during the last years (p=0.003).