Dental implants are one of the most effective methods for restoring missing pearly whites, as they have a success rate of 95% or more and can last a lifetime with proper care. Even so, this doesn’t mean that a potential treatment failure is completely off the table. Though this is rare, you’ll want to be mindful of the reasons your titanium posts can fail, the typical indications, and your treatment options. Read on or give our office a call if you have any questions about dental implant salvage!
The biggest reason dental implants can fail is because of a condition called peri-implantitis. This is an infection in the gums around the posts where harmful bacteria begin to invade and destroy the connective tissues holding them together. If left unchecked, the jawbone and gums can start to break down, causing the dental implants to fail. In most cases, peri-implantitis can happen due to poor oral hygiene.
Another reason dental implants can fail is because of failed osseointegration. This happens when the implant doesn’t fuse properly with the jawbone. Treatment failure can also occur due to accidental physical injury and medical complications, such as cancer.
Some of the most common indications of dental implant failure include:
If you think you might have issues with a dental implant or one or more of yours are failing, be sure to notify our team for help. We will evaluate your mouth, review your symptoms, and determine the best treatment plan for you to save your titanium posts. In many instances, our team can effectively preserve your dental implants with antibiotics, deep cleanings, and other methods for controlling infections. The sooner you seek care, the better the chance of saving your dental implants!
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