Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Mt. Prospect

Restore Your Newly Rebuilt Smile

Dental implants are the longest-lasting tooth replacement option out there, and they have a success rate of over 95%! However, they aren’t completely indestructible, so there is still a very slight chance that dental implants can fail. If you notice that you have a dental implant that is loose, painful, or you have other concerns about it, don’t hesitate to give us a call. The sooner we can examine your smile, the more likely we can save your replacement tooth with dental implant salvage treatment.

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Why Choose Epic Periodontics & Implant Center for Dental Implant Salvage Treatment?

  • Periodontist & Dental Implant Specialist
  • State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Flexible Financing Options

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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The most common cause of dental implant failure is peri-implantitis. This is when bacteria and infection damage the connective tissue from around the implant and weaken the supporting jawbone structure. In the majority of cases, this is caused by poor oral hygiene and untreated gum disease. Other ways that dental implants can fail include injury, failed osseointegration, and certain medical conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

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Dental implant failure doesn’t always happen right after dental implants have been placed. Failure can also occur many years after you’ve had your implants, here are some of the symptoms to be on the lookout for:

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

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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If you have any concerns regarding your dental implants, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can schedule an appointment to thoroughly examine the area and discuss your symptoms. If needed, we will put together a treatment plan that’s right for you. Some of the treatments used to address a failing dental implant include deep cleanings, antibiotic treatment, and other infection control methods. The quicker that we can address the issue, the more likely that we can save your replacement tooth!