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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Lawrenceburg, IN

Effective Treatment to Save Your Newly Rebuilt Smile

Our team is highly experienced in dental implant treatments and can provide a comfortable and effective procedure for replacing missing teeth. Once you’ve received your metal posts and restorations, you should be able to enjoy your new pearly whites for several decades to a lifetime with proper care! However, this outlook can change if you neglect to take care of them properly, as they can still fail. Fortunately, our office provides dental implant salvage treatment to help repair and maintain your new teeth. Read on to learn more or give us a call today if you’re noticing loose or uncomfortable implants.

a woman holding her cheek due to failed dental implant

Why Choose Oyler Family Dentistry for Dental Implant Salvage?

  • Dental Implant Specialist In-Office
  • Utilizes Modern & Advanced Dental Technology
  • Professional, Dedicated, & Caring Dental Staff

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

a woman experiencing a failed dental implant in Lawrenceburg

Peri-implantitis is perhaps the most prominent cause of dental implant failure. This is an infection in the gums surrounding the metal posts, where the bacteria begin to attack and damage the connective tissues keeping the implants in place. This condition is typically due to poor oral hygiene, as bacteria, plaque, and/or tartar is allowed to accumulate around the gum line. A dental implant can also fail due to accidental injuries to the face or certain medical complications.

The good news is that peri-implantitis can easily be kept at by simply practicing good oral hygiene every day. Be sure to brush, floss (especially after meals), and rinse with mouthwash frequently to keep your smile clean and healthy. Visit your dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings, as they’ll also treat any developing issues before they can worsen.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

a patient needing dental implant salvage treatment in Lawrenceburg

Whether you’ve had your new pearly whites for several years or just a few weeks, dental implants can fail if they aren’t taken care of. The common symptoms of this include:

  • A loose or weakening implant
  • Discomfort or sensitivity around the implant
  • Trouble biting down or chewing
  • Receding gums around the dental implant
  • Puffy, tender, or red gums

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

a patient smiling after dental implant salvage treatment

Should you notice any of the above indications of a failed or failing dental implant, don’t hesitate to contact our team for help. The quicker you notify us of your condition, the more likely we can effectively preserve your restoration. We’ll perform a thorough assessment of your mouth to determine the root cause of the failure so that we can alleviate the problem. This may involve gum disease therapy, antibiotics, or a bone graft to get your smile back in shape for a successful treatment. If we aren’t able to save your implant, then we may even need to remove it first to completely fix your oral situation before you can get back to enjoying a full smile.