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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Jupiter, FL

Solutions for Failed Dental Implants

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Under normal circumstances, dental implants have the potential to last for decades. But as reliable as the implant posts might be, they still have the potential to fail under certain circumstances. If you believe your dental implants may have been compromised, your first move should be to give our office a call. Dr. Shane and Dr. Amiee can take a look at the problem and take whatever steps are necessary to help you enjoy a healthy smile again.

Why Choose Jupiter Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry for Dental Implant Salvage?

  • Knowledgeable, Highly Skilled Dentists
  • Friendly, Nonjudgmental Team Members
  • Conveniently Located Office

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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Sometimes missteps in oral hygiene can cause an infection to occur around your dental implant posts. (Said infection is often referred to as peri-implantitis.) If enough damage is done, the tissues in the area may not be able to support the implant posts anymore.

But infection is not the only possible culprit for dental implant failure. Problems can also occur if osseointegration – which is the process where the implant posts fuse with the bone – does not successfully take place. Other risk factors include physical trauma and a number of medical conditions.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

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If you’re worried that your dental implants might have failed, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you experiencing unusual pain around the implant posts?
  • Do the implant posts move when you touch them?
  • Have you noticed bleeding, swelling, or pus in your mouth?
  • Have you had a hard time chewing lately?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then there’s a good chance that dental implant failure has occurred, meaning you shouldn’t waste any time getting in touch with our team.

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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The first step is to examine your mouth and determine what caused the implants to fail in the first place. What happens next depends on our findings. For example, if there’s an infection, we may be able to treat it while leaving the implant posts in your jaw. But if the surrounding tissue has been badly damaged, the implant posts might need to be removed so that the necessary repairs can be made. We can discuss your eligibility for new implant posts once your mouth is healthy again.