Dental implants have a high success rate of 95% upon initial placement. This means that most individuals never experience complications after having their new teeth put into place. Unfortunately, problems can arise that result in a failed dental implant. When this happens, our team at Grand Dental – Franklin Park can address the problem with dental implant salvage. Based on the reason for the implant failure, we can implement the appropriate form of treatment so that your smile will last. Call us to schedule an appointment today.
Peri-implantitis is one of the most frequent reasons a person might experience a failed dental implant. Similar to gum disease, this targets the area around your dental implant, causing it to become loose. As the infection spreads, it can weaken the jawbone and affect nearby healthy teeth as well.
But peri-implantitis isn’t the only reason for failed dental implants. If a dentist does not place the implants correctly, if the posts do not fuse with the bone, if facial trauma occurs, or if you suffer from a serious health condition or autoimmune disorder, you may be at risk for implant failure.
You may suspect that something is wrong should you discover that your dental implant feels loose. It should never do this if it is put into place correctly and has fused with the jawbone. However, should you notice any of the issues listed, make sure to call our office right away for help:
To ensure that your smile does not deteriorate any further, our team at Grand Dental – Franklin Park can implement dental implant salvage. This process involves using the appropriate form of treatment based on the reason for implant failure.
If peri-implantitis is the cause, gum disease treatment will be administered without removing the implant post. However, if too much jawbone has deteriorated, we’ll need to remove the post and perform a bone graft so that after it heals, your implant will have a dense area to fuse to.
If trauma or failed osseointegration is the culprit, we’ll remove the implant post and give your mouth time to heal. Once it is in better condition, we’ll discuss your options for tooth replacement to see if you are interested in having another dental implant put in place.
If your overall health is keeping you from living life with dental implants, you’ll need to find a way to manage your condition. Working with your local physician as well as our team can be effective in formulating a strategy.
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