Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Daytona Beach, FL
Save and Strengthen Your New Smile
When it comes to the longest-lasting and most reliable tooth replacement, dental implants stand head and shoulders above the crowd. This state-of-the-art treatment has a success rate of over 95%, and most patients can easily count on their dental implants to last for life without any problems. However, dental implant failure can still happen on occasion. Thankfully, should you start to notice pain, looseness, or any other signs of failure in your dental implant, we may be able to save and strengthen your smile with dental implant salvage in Daytona Beach. Read on to learn more and don’t hesitate to give us a call today if you have any concerns about your dental implant.
Why Do Dental Implants Fail?
Thankfully, not many things can cause dental implants to fail. The most common culprits behind dental implant failure are:
- Peri-implantitis: The most common cause is an infection in the tissues around the dental implant. Oftentimes, this is brought on by poor oral hygiene habits, which allow bacteria to attack and destroy the supportive tissues that help hold your dental implant in place.
- Failed osseointegration: Osseointegration is the vital process in which your dental implant fuses with the surrounding bone tissue to form a strong, solid foundation. Should this process be hindered by smoking, bad chewing habits, or poor oral hygiene, the implant could fail to integrate properly.
- Physical trauma or certain health conditions: In some cases, a blow to the face can knock loose or damage a dental implant, which could cause it to fail. Some medical conditions such as osteoporosis or uncontrolled diabetes can also cause your implant to fail.
Symptoms of a Failed Dental Implant
If you’re unsure if your dental implant is failing, we encourage you to give us a call anyways. The sooner dental implant failure is diagnosed and treated, the more likely a favorable outcome will be. Remember, dental implant failure can occur within months of dental implant surgery or many years later, so keep an eye out for these warning signs:
- Pain or discomfort around the dental implant
- Difficulty chewing
- A loose feeling in the dental implant
- Swelling or bleeding around the dental implant
How Dental Implant Salvage Works
Give us a call immediately if you think your dental implant is failing and describe your symptoms to us in detail. If needed, we may schedule you for a same-day emergency appointment. When you arrive for your appointment, one of our dentists will see you right away for an evaluation. In addition to a visual inspection, we may take X-rays or a CT scan to see what’s happening underneath the gumline. In very mild cases, we may be able to stabilize your dental implant with antibiotics or gum disease therapy. Other times, more extensive procedures such as a bone graft will be required to ensure your dental implant stays in place. After your exam, we’ll fully explain all your treatment options so you can make an informed decision.