I Would Like My Dental Implant Removed. Where Can I Find A Dentist To Carry Out This Procedure?

Hi Dr. Fahey. I had a dental implant put in 3 years ago. Within 3 weeks of having the implant, I became very ill and was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have always been healthy, have no history of arthritis in the family and have been tested negative for the HLA-B27 gene. I believe 100% that the implant has caused my illness. I am allergic to metal (I am unable to wear any cheap jewellery otherwise I come out in rash). Since my illness I have learnt that a titanium implant is made up of 90% titanium and 10% is other metals (i.e. nickel). I believe I am allergic to the other metals used to strengthen the titanium implant. I am aware that not many dentists will agree that there is a connection between autoimmune diseases and implants but I do believe I have suffered due to having an allergic reaction to the implant. I am aware that a ‘bur tool’ is required to remove an implant safely. Please can you tell me if you know anyone who has this tool and can carry out this procedure for me? Many thanks for your time.
Hello there, thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear about your problems. The best way to remove implants is actually not with a bur, but with a special tool to unscrew integrated implants. Most implants can be removed this way. If you are interested there are metal-free implants available, like the Straumann Ceramic Monotype (CIM), which I have been using as part of their limited market release.
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