Implant complications in bruxism patients

J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2021 Apr 30;47(2):149-150. doi: 10.5125/jkaoms.2021.47.2.149.


Bruxism is defined as a parafunctional activity during sleep or while awake that includes locking and grinding of teeth and clenching. It generates excessive occlusal force that may lead to implant failure. Therefore, diagnosis of bruxism and providing specific protocols such as occlusal splint and/or injection of botulinum toxin before implant installation are important to prevent increases the risk of implant failure in bruxism patients.

Keywords: Bruxism; Dental implants; Dental prosthesis failure; Implant-supported dental prosthesis.