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Failing Dental Implants in Brownstown, MI

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Effective Treatment for Failing Dental Implants

While the success rate of dental implants is high, there are some situations where a dental implant can fail. One of the most common reasons for failing dental implants is an infection that develops around the base of the implant. This is called peri-implantitis, a condition that is very similar to periodontal disease that can destroy soft tissue and cause complete dental implant failure. Our team can treat peri-implantitis in Brownstown, MI, and has extensive experience working on all types of implant dentistry cases.

Treatment for Peri-Implantitis Can Save Your Implant

Just like gum disease, peri-implantitis is a progressive condition that destroys both soft tissue and bone tissue as the infection spreads. It is often characterized by pain or discomfort, swelling, loose implants, pus, gum recession. Taking steps to maintain proper oral hygiene and reduce the risk of an infection are essential for patients with dental implants. If there has not been too much bone loss and the problem has been caught early, we can save the implant, restore the health of surrounding gum tissue and prevent failing dental implants.

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Your Frequently Asked Questions About Why Dental Implants May Fail

What are reasons dental implants may fail?

There are a few reasons why dental implants might fail, despite the fact that they are often a secure and reliable solution for replacing lost teeth. Here are a few of the most frequent causes:

Poor oral hygiene: Dental implants must be carefully maintained with appropriate oral hygiene practices, just like natural teeth. If not, germs may build up around the implant, creating an infection that might eventually result in implant failure.

Insufficient bone density: The jaw must have enough bone density to support the implant for dental implants to be successful. Insufficient bone may prevent the implant from being stable enough to integrate correctly, which might lead to ultimate failure.

Inappropriate positioning: If an implant is positioned too closely to a nerve or blood vessel, it may harm the nerve, induce bleeding, or create other issues that might result in implant failure.

Smoking: Smoking has been linked to dental implant failure in the past. It may hinder healing, raise the possibility of infection, and lessen the jaw’s bone density.

Health issues: Having diabetes or an autoimmune problem might make it more difficult for the implant to integrate correctly and raise the risk of infection.

Teeth grinding or clenching: People who have bruxism, also known as teeth grinding or clenching, may apply too much pressure on the implant, eventually leading to its failure.

How often do dental implants fail?

Dental implants have an extremely high success rate, with the majority of studies finding success rates of 95% or above. The general health of the patient, the amount and quality of the jawbone, the kind and design of the implant, and the knowledge and expertise of the dental professional carrying out the treatment are all variables that may affect the outcome of dental implants.

Research that was published in the Journal of Dental Research found that dental implants had a 90–95 percent five-year survival rate. This suggests that within the first five years after implant installation, 5–10% of implants may fail. It’s crucial to remember that, as opposed to years later, the majority of implant failures take place in the initial few months following osseointegration.

It’s also important to remember that even when an implant fails, a fresh one may frequently be successfully used in its place. Dental implants are a durable and aesthetic replacement for lost teeth that can endure for many years with proper care and upkeep.

Can you save my dental implants with peri-implantitis treatment?

Since peri-implantitis is an infectious disease, we need to take every step we can to control the inflammation and infection before it spreads. Patients with a history of gum disease, or periodontal disease, that get dental implants need to take extra steps to address any signs of infection as soon as possible to prevent failing dental implants.

Dr. Hanson uses the latest technologies and techniques to treat peri-implantitis to eliminate the need to replace the dental implant. He may use ultrasonics and polishing tools to help clear the infected tissue or perform a modified bone grafting procedure around the areas with bone loss to strengthen the foundation and thicken the gum tissue. He will do everything he can to save the implant so the patient doesn’t need to undergo another dental implant surgery to replace the entire implant.

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