Dental implants are made to last the lifetime of the patient; in fact, 98 percent of implants placed do just that. Failing dental implants are extremely rare but are still possible. One of the most common causes of failure is peri-implantitis, a condition in which the tissues surrounding the implant post become swollen and infected. This can lead to deep pockets forming around the dental implants, eventually causing them to loosen as jawbone tissue begins deteriorating, fall out of alignment, and even fall out altogether. Poor dental hygiene is also a common culprit behind failing dental implants. Improper placement is another, though our guided implant surgery technology and the extensive dental implant expertise of Dr. Germain Jean-Charles and Dr. Ajay Kashi make this scenario highly unlikely.