Dental Implant Problems in Dallas
Expert treatment for Dental Implant complications
Dr. Tanur and Dr. Ovadia frequently see new patients who already had implants placed in the past and who are now having problems with them. Although the vast majority of implants are successful, a very small percentage of implants develop complications that need special treatment or replacement with a new implant.
Experienced implant care specialists
Our doctors are highly skilled and experienced in diagnosing and treating dental implant complications. Using our high-technology diagnostic tools, they can determine the treatment that will be most effective to restore the implant to a stable and healthy condition. In rare instances where it is found the implant has failed and cannot be saved, they will often be able to place a new implant and will explain the treatment needed to do so and will answer all your questions.
Signs of problems with implants
The following are signs that an implant has developed potential complications, and therefore an examination is needed:
- Red or bluish-purple gums around the implant (indicates inflammation)
- bleeding at the gumline when brushing
- swelling of gums around the implant
- sensitivity or soreness around the implant
- pus coming from the implant or gums
- the implant is loose
- the threads of the implant are exposed
Causes of implant problems
Implants that develop complications are rare. However, when they happen, the main sources of difficulty are inadequate implant placement, inadequate crown fit or design, dental cement getting under the gumline, bone failing to integrate with the implant, or the implant becoming infected.
Implant placement failure
An implant can be set in the wrong position or placed where there is inadequate bone support. Sometimes the implant is placed properly but the bone surrounding it fails to integrate with the implant.
In either case, normal biting and chewing forces will cause instability of the implant and it can become loose. It is also more susceptible to infection when unstable.
Most infection takes the form of a special type of gum disease known as peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is characterized by infection of the gums and bone loss around the implant.
Peri-implantitis can be caused by a number of factors, including poor oral hygiene, smoking, dental cement for the crown getting under the gumline, and health problems such as diabetes. It can also rarely be the result of bite alignment problems putting excessive pressure on the implant.
If left untreated, the infection and continued bone loss can lead to implant failure.
Come see us if there is a problem
If you are experiencing any of these problems or have any other questions regarding your dental implants, come in for a full exam and we will find out what the problem is and let you know what we can do to remedy it.
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