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What can cause implant failure?

Treatments for Failing Dental Implants

Dental implants are designed to last for life. But when infection like peri-implantitis (a type of gum disease that affects implants) causes failing dental implants, you need the care of an experienced implant provider to help save your investment. Just like natural teeth, the gums around your implants can become infected if plaque and tartar are allowed to build up. Good oral hygiene can reverse minor gingivitis, but if left unaddressed, peri-implantitis can result in failing dental implants. Additionally, dental implants can fail if they’re placed incorrectly or set into too little bone. The symptoms of failing dental implants can include pain or discomfort, bleeding, swelling, loose or mobile implants, and gum recession around an implant. Any signs should be evaluated promptly.

Common Causes of Dental Implant Failure

Dr. Medina has been an implant provider for over a decade, treating patients with the most complex of needs. As such, many Lady Lake implant patients come to us with problems such as failing dental implants even if they received their care somewhere else. Depending on your medical and health background, the reason the implant(s) fail can be due to anatomical needs, health concerns, or lack of the dentist’s experience.

  • Incorrect Implant Placement:
    The location and positioning of a dental implant are vital to its success. Dr. Medina uses 3D guided implant assistance for extremely accurate placement and faster recovery.
  • Too Little Supporting Bone:
    Lack of proper bone support can cause the implant to give way to biting and chewing forces, even damaging the bone or causing fractures. A bone graft may be needed.
  • Peri-Implantitis:
    The implant equivalent of periodontal disease, peri-implantitis is the #1 cause of failing dental implants. Treating it is similar to that of gum disease, but special instruments are needed to prevent damage to the implant’s titanium surface.
  • Dental Trauma or Overloading:
    Implants can fail because of excessive force or pressure on the abutment and crown. This could be from an accident or if the crown was placed too soon after placement.
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Lady Lake’s Implant Dentist for Over 10 Years

With more than 15 years as a dentist and 10 as an implant provider, Dr. Medina is proud to offer comprehensive dental implant services in one convenient location. We’re your resources for start to finish implant therapy and support!

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