Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Cranford

Restore Your New Smile!

One of the amazing benefits of dental implants is the fact that they have an astonishing success rate of over 95%! That being said, there is still the rare chance that a dental implant can fail. Fortunately, when issues are caught early on, we may be able to help restore your new smile with dental implant salvage treatment. If you find that your dental implant is loose, painful, or otherwise uncomfortable, don’t hesitate to give us a call. This way, we can examine your smile and put together a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Dentist pointing to a dental implant model

The most common cause of dental implant failure is a condition called “peri-implantitis.” This occurs when bacteria and infection destroy the connective tissue from around the implant and weaken the supporting jawbone structure. In most cases, this is caused by poor oral hygiene and untreated gum disease. Other things that can result in dental implant failure include injury, failed osseointegration, and some medical conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

Woman with a toothache

Dental implant failure doesn’t just happen immediately after dental implant placement. It can occur many years after you’ve had your implants. Here are some symptoms that you should always be on the lookout for:

  • Pain & discomfort
  • Gum recession around the implant
  • Loose dental implant
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Gum inflammation

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

Man smiling in the dental chair

If you are worried that there is something wrong with your dental implant, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will thoroughly examine your smile and discuss the symptoms that you’ve been experiencing. Then, we can put together a treatment plan that is ideal for you. Several different treatment methods could be necessary. The most common ways that we address dental implant failure are through deep cleanings, antibiotic treatment, and other infection control methods. The quicker we can address the issue, the more likely that we can save your dental implant from failure.