Without Proper Care, Implants Can Fail
With proper oral care, dental implants have a 98 percent success rate and are typically able to last you the rest of your life, however there are complications that can cause failing dental implants. While most cases of failing dental implants are within your own control, complete failure of an implant is rare. The most common reason for failing dental implants is peri-implantitis, an infection of the gums and bone surrounding an implant. Other causes for failing dental implants include oral trauma to the implant site, implants placed without proper bone volume, or the implant post failing to integrate with the bone. If your dental implant shows signs of failure or infection, timely treatment by a trained dentist can save your investment.
Signs of Failing Dental Implants
- Pain or discomfort around the implant
- Dental implant post visible above the gums
- Loose dental implants
- Signs of infection, like pus, around the implant
- Oral trauma or accident to the dental implant
Traditional and Laser Treatments for Peri-Implantitis
Peri-implantitis is one of the most common causes for failing dental implants and is often caused by improper home-care of the teeth, implants and gums. Peri-implantitis is similar to gum disease in that it affects the hard and soft tissues that surround a dental implant. At Gloucester Dental, we offer effective treatment in the form of traditional peri-implantitis therapy and gentle laser care to save failing dental implants. Both options are effective at removing infection, restoring health and saving your dental implant.
No Matter Your Implant Concerns, We Are Here
When it comes to your dental implants, it is important to find experts who can help save your smile investment. Gloucester Dental is a multi-disciplinary practice featuring a team of doctors with over 100 years of combined experienced. We excel at treating complicated problems associated with the mouth as well as being experienced in all aspects of implant dentistry. No matter the cause of your failing dental implants, our team is here to assist in treating the problem and returning you to proper oral health.