Removing a titanium dental implant from the mouth

YES, it is possible to remove a titanium implant from the mouth.

When the dentist has the right tools, the procedure is simple. MUCH more simple than the surgery needed to place the implant.

Patients that report metal sensitivities or patients unpleased of showing a metal ring at the gum level, there are many reasons that a patient could ask a dentist to have the metal (titanium) implant removed.

Below we are going to describe step by step, how the surgery/treatment is performed:

This patient has 2 titanium implants in the upper left side of the mouth and a metal-ceramic bridge.

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When the bridge that is screwed on the titanium implants is removed, it can be seen that there has been an oxidation process and the the different metals have corroded, creating a metal tattoo in the surrounding tissues of the implants.


This is one kit that can be used as an example, to remove a titanium dental implant from a patients mouth.

These are two parts that are assembled together and screwed to the implant. Once the implant and the tow parts are connected together, with the help of a special wrench, the metal implant can be unscrewed using high torque. With local anesthesia, there is absolutely no pain.

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Once the torque wrench has reached high values, the implant is easily unscrewed.


Once the two titanium implants are removed from the bone, the dentist has to decide if the patient has enough bone to place the CeraRoot zirconia implant at the same time, or the socket has to be grafted with bone and wait some months for healing. This patient had better bone situation in the posterior implant, and therefore a CeraRoot implant could be placed on the same day. The anterior implant socket did not have enough thickness of bone to be able to place the CeraRoot zirconia (ceramic) implant.


The extraction socket in the front is grafted with artificial bone and closed with the patients own gum.


After 1 month, it can be seen that the extraction socket of the anterior implant is completely healed. The zirconia implant has some stains because the patient has brushed the implant very gently following the instructions.


A summary of all the steps to remove the titanium implants.

This is the final x-ray after the CeraRoot implant has been placed, on the same day that the titanium implants were removed. The missing implant, will be placed in a few months, when the bone heals and the new ceramic implant can be placed with good guarantees. When the case is finished we will post the end result.

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two CeraRoot zirconia implants

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VIDEO OF A TITANIUM IMPLANT REMOVAL by Dr. Oliva ( )It’s one of the dental centers in the world that remove more titanium dental implants from the patients mouths. It’s located in Barcelona, Spain.


31 thoughts on “Removing a titanium dental implant from the mouth

  1. Hi my mum had a titanium implant put last year in France. She is 71 and she has always been very healthy. 8 months after the implant surgery she was diagnosed with a multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). she is convinced that this is because of the implant. unfortunately she can’t have a Melisa test done as she is under chemiotherapy treatment now and that would involve stopping the treatment for 6 weeks before doing the test so it is not possible. have you heard about any other similar cases of patients who suffer from myeloma after a titanium implant surgery ? is it possible to remove a titatium implant while the patient is having chemiotherapy and steroids ? and specially is it possible to have surgery because the bone is not healthy ? thank you in advance for your answer. best regards

    1. Hello Julie,

      We are sorry to hear your mother’s health situation. We really hope she recovers soon. The best person to answer this question would be the doctor that did the diagnosis of the multiple myeloma. We known there are many patients who develop sensitivity to the titanium alloy and even allergy. There is not enough research done, on what effects of allergy to metal implants can do to the human body. Of course if your mother was very sensitive or allergic to titanium implant alloys, then the immune system was affected.

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