Dental Implant Salvage – Lady Lake, FL
Saving Your Rebuilt Smile
Even though dental implants are one of the most successful and reliable tooth replacement options available, failure can still happen. While we hope that you never have to experience dental implant failure, we want you to be rest assured what when it comes to saving your rebuilt smile, you can count on RP Dental & Implants. Read on to learn what you can do to prevent dental implant failure and how we can help preserve your smile with dental implant salvage in Lady Lake.
Why Do Dental Implants Fail?
Thankfully, there are not very many factors that can cause dental implants to fail. The top three causes of dental implant failure are:
- Peri-implantitis: This is the most common cause od dental implant failure. If plaque and bacteria build up around the dental implant due to poor oral hygiene habits, the gum tissue can become infected and the supportive tissues that hold your dental implant in place may be destroyed.
- Failed osseointegration: A dental implant needs to successfully fuse with the surrounding bone tissue in a process called osseointegration. If something hinders this process, such as smoking, bad dental hygiene, or destructive chewing habits, the implant could fail.
- Physical trauma or certain health conditions: In rare cases, a serious injury or blow to the face could loosen a dental implant and cause it to come out. Additionally, medical conditions like osteoporosis and uncontrolled diabetes could increase your risk of dental implant failure.
Symptoms of a Failed Dental Implant
Dental implant can happen very soon after placement surgery or it can occur many years later. If you’re every unsure if your dental implant is failing or you’re noticing strange symptoms, don’t hesitate to give us a call right away. Some common warning signs of dental implant failure include:
- Pain, soreness, or bleeding around the dental implant
- Difficulty chewing
- A loose feeling in the dental implant
How Dental Implant Salvage Works
Should you suspect dental implant failure, call us and describe your symptoms. Over the phone, we’ll give you specific instructions on how to proceed. In some cases, we may invite you in for a same-day emergency appointment. Other times, we may schedule you for the next available appointment so we can treat you right away. We’ll perform a thorough examination to determine the source of the issue and make a plan to address it, whether that’s with antibiotics, gum disease treatment, a bone grafting, a trip to your doctor, or something else entirely. We will fully explain all your treatment options and help you make an informed decision on how to best save your smile.