Dental Implant Failure and Salvage – Hillsboro, OR
Protecting Your Smile When Dental Implants Fail
There’s generally no need to be nervous about having dental implant surgery performed. With a success rate of over 95%, you can typically look forward to getting many years of use out of your sturdy, reliable dental implant posts. But what if your dental implants do happen to fail? The answer is simple: call Infinity Dental Care to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kalluri. We’ll work to identify the underlying problem as quickly as possible and determine the best way to protect your smile.
Why Choose Infinity Dental Care for Dental Implant Salvage?
- Dental Implant Placement Handled In-Office
- State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
- Locally Owned and Operated Practice
Why Do Dental Implants Fail?
Since dental implant failure is so rare, you may be wondering what can cause it to happen in the first place. Here are a few common culprits:
- Infection: Some of the bacteria living in your mouth can attack the tissues responsible for keeping the dental implant posts anchored in place. If the issue isn’t dealt with, your dental implant posts may eventually come loose due to the gums and jawbone no longer being able to support them.
- Failed Osseointegration: Normally, a process called osseointegration allows the implant posts to fuse with the jawbone. If this does not successfully happen, your dental implants will be compromised.
- Physical Trauma: Sometimes your dental implants might come loose or break after you suffer a blow to the mouth or face.
Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants
There may be a problem with your dental implants if:
- Your dental implant posts have come loose.
- There is pain around the implant sites that has lasted longer or is more severe than what you would normally experience after dental implant surgery.
- You are having trouble chewing your food even after the final crown, bridge, or denture has been attached to your dental implant posts.
- You have noticed oral bleeding, swelling, and other symptoms that could indicate the presence of an infection in your mouth.
How Dental Implant Salvage Works
When you’re having trouble with your dental implants, you can schedule an appointment at our office. We can examine your mouth to figure out what went wrong and explain what treatment options are available. Sometimes it’s possible to save your dental implants, but in certain cases, it may be necessary to remove the posts. However, you may be eligible to have new dental implants placed once your mouth is healthy again.