It’s always a serious dental issue when one of your natural teeth is damaged or comes loose. The same holds true for your dental implants; if there’s a problem, you should have it addressed by a professional as soon as you can. Even though dental implant failure is a rare occurrence, our team at La Prada Family Dentistry of Garland is still prepared to help if necessary. Give us a call if there are any symptoms that might mean you’re having a problem with your dental implants.
There are a variety of reasons why your dental implants might fail. For example, they might be damaged because you got hit in the face, or they may be unable to join with your jawbone properly for one reason or another.
However, the leading cause of implant failure is peri-implantitis. This is an infection of the tissues around the implant post; it’s essentially a specific type of gum disease. Like many kinds of oral infections, peri-implantitis can do a lot of damage to your mouth if it’s ignored. At some point, your gums and jawbone might no longer be capable of supporting the post, causing it to come loose.
You need a professional’s help to know for sure whether dental implants have failed, but you’ll likely notice something is wrong due to a number of symptoms. Below are some of the warning signs that you need to be aware of. (Note that the symptoms of early dental implant failure and late dental implant failure tend to be quite similar.)
With dental implant salvage, we need to customize our approach according to your needs. If you have peri-implantitis, we are likely to recommend a deep cleaning. It’s often possible to treat the infection while leaving the dental implants in place.
Other situations might call for the removal of the implants. After your mouth has healed and your oral health is back on track, you might be able to get new dental implant posts.
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