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Failing Dental Implants

Save Your Failing Dental Implants

Seek Treatment at the First Sign of Trouble

Has your dental implant been feeling wobbly lately? Maybe you’ve noticed redness and swelling around your implant or your gums bleed more easily. These are all signs that your dental implant may be in danger of failing. This situation needs immediate attention from our trained general dentists. Your dental implant is an investment, and we wouldn’t want these complications to harm your tooth or the health of your smile! Dental implant problems can occur for a variety of reasons, from lack of proper oral hygiene (resulting in peri-implantitis) to unfortunate poor planning and placement by the doctor who performed your surgery. No matter the reason, we’ll treat your failing dental implant using state-of-the-art techniques and show you how to best care for your implant in the future to avoid problems from arising again. Our dedicated dentists will also be here to provide the follow-up care and routine hygiene appointments necessary to keep your dental implant, teeth, and smile healthy long-term.

Peri-Implantitis: The #1 Cause of Implant Failure

The biggest dental implant problem we see at Bela Family Dentistry is peri-implantitis. We routinely see patients for this condition, which like gum disease, is characterized by inflammation and infection of the gum tissue that can eventually harm bone and compromise dental implant stability. While poor oral hygiene is the main culprit of peri-implantitis, it can develop from factors such as smoking, poor implant placement, improper bone health or healing, and systemic conditions like diabetes. Our dentists have had years of experience diagnosing and treating peri-implantitis and can help return stability and health to your dental implant. We’ll always begin with non-surgical treatment first with a deep cleaning of the tissues and antibiotics. If your case of peri-implantitis is more severe, we’ll surgically remove damaged gum tissue, repair bone if needed, then utilize guided tissue regeneration to help regenerate lost bone and tissue. It is possible to save a failing dental implant and restore your oral health with the proper type of treatment!

Symptoms to Watch For:

  • Tender, bleeding gums around implant
  • Infection around the implant
  • Implant post showing through gums
  • Pain or discomfort when eating
  • Implant mobility
  • Gum recession
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Is your implant showing signs of failing?

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