Which oral site has the highest implant failure rate?
The success of a dental implant can depend on various factors, including the location of the implant in the mouth. Generally, implants placed in the lower jaw have a slightly higher success rate than those placed in the upper jaw. This is because the bone density is typically higher in the lower jaw, which can provide better support for the implant. Implants placed in the posterior (back) region of the upper jaw also have a slightly higher risk of failure due to the proximity of the maxillary sinus and the amount of bone in that area. However, it's important to note that implant failure rates are generally low overall, and most patients enjoy successful outcomes with their implants regardless of their placement location.