Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Edison, NJ
Save Your Replacement Tooth!
One of the incredible things about dental implants is the fact that they have a success rate of over 95%! While it is extremely unlikely that your dental implant will fail, there is still a slim possibility. Fortunately, but acting quickly and seeking treatment, we may be able to save your replacement tooth. If you notice that your dental implant is loose, uncomfortable, or you have any other concerns, don’t hesitate to give us a call so we can examine them.
Why Do Dental Implants Fail?
The most common cause of dental implant failure is peri-implantitis. This is when an infection develops and destroys the connective tissue around the implant and weakens the supporting jawbone structure. Typically, this results from poor oral hygiene and gum disease. Some other factors that can cause dental implant failure include injury, failed osseointegration, and various medical conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes.
Symptoms of a Failed Dental Implant
Dental implant failure doesn’t only occur when one first gets dental implants. It can happen years down the line. Here are some of the symptoms that you should always be on the lookout for when you have dental implants:
- Pain and discomfort
- Gum recession around the implant
- Loose dental implant
- Difficulty chewing
- Gum inflammation
How Dental Implant Salvage Works
If you think that there might be something wrong with your dental implant, give us a call so we can help. After we examine your teeth and discuss your symptoms, we can put together a treatment plan that is ideal for you. There are several different treatment methods that could be necessary. The most common ways we address dental implant failure are through deep cleanings, antibiotic treatment, and other infection control methods. The sooner that we are able to address your smile, the more likely we can save your replacement tooth.