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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – North Naples

Save Your Dental Implant from Failure!

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Dental implant failure is very rare, as implants have an amazing success rate of over 95%! However, failure can still happen on a rare occasion, so we’re here to help. If you notice that your dental implant is loose or painful, or you have another concern about it, you should give us a call right away. If your implant is failing, it’s important that it is addressed right away with dental implant salvage treatment. Continue reading to learn why dental implants fail, the symptoms to look out for, and how salvage treatment works.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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The most common cause of dental implant failure is a condition known as “peri-implantitis.” This is when bacteria and infection damage the connective tissue from around the implant, resulting in the weakening of the supporting jawbone structure. In most situations, this is brought on 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 Dental Implant Failure

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Dental implant failure doesn’t always happen after dental implants have been placed. Failure can also occur many years after you’ve had your dental implants. Here are some symptoms to take note of:

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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If you have any concerns about your dental implant, you should let us know right away. We will schedule an appointment to thoroughly examine the area and discuss your symptoms. If necessary, we will put together a treatment plan to meet your needs. This could include deep cleanings, antibiotic treatment, and other infection control methods. The faster we are able to address the problem, the more likely that we can save your replacement tooth!

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