Dental implants have an incredible success rate of over 95%! However, a dental implant failure is still possible. If the rare occasion happens that your dental implant starts to fail, we may be able to help get your smile back on track. If you notice something wrong with your replacement tooth, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and schedule an appointment. The sooner we can examine your smile, the more likely that we can have your dental implant!
Dental implants can fail for a variety of different reasons. The most common cause is peri-implantitis. This is a bacterial infection that destroys the connective tissues around the implant and weakens the supporting jawbone structure. Typically, this type of infection is caused by poor oral hygiene and gum disease. Other factors that can contribute to dental implant failure include injury, failed osseointegration, and certain medical conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes, osteoporosis, and some types of cancers.
Dental implant failures don’t always happen immediately after surgery or during the healing process. Dental implants can fail at any time – even many years after they have been placed. Here are some signs that you should be on the lookout for:
If you think that something isn’t right about your implant, give us a call right away to schedule an appointment. After we examine your smile and discuss your symptoms, we can put together a treatment plan that is ideal for you. There are a variety of different treatment methods that could be necessary. Some of the most common include deep cleanings, antibiotic treatment, and other infection control methods. By seeking help as soon as you notice a problem, you are more likely to keep your implants strong and healthy going forward!