Are there any predisposing factors for the failure of a dental implant?

Some factors are known to contribute to implant failure. Existing gum disease at or near the implant sites and failing to maintain good gum health after the implants are placed, increases the risk of implant failure. Success rates for patients who continue to smoke after their implants have been placed have been shown to fall by 10%. Thus, a high standard of oral hygiene and avoiding smoking are essential in maintaining the health of your implant/s.