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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Lewisville, TX

Rescuing Your Fully Rebuilt Smile

a patient smiling before undergoing dental implant salvage

Dental implants are perhaps the pinnacle of tooth-replacement solutions, and they typically come with a high success rate of 95%, even 10 years after being placed. That said, there’s a rare chance that they can become compromised or fail. If you should ever experience issues with your new teeth, our team can perform dental implant salvage treatment to save them. Be sure to give us a call so we can address the underlying issue, that way you can return to enjoying the benefits of a restored and healthy smile.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

a dentist showing a patient an X-ray of his teeth

Although rare, dental implants can potentially fail due to two main culprits: failed osseointegration and peri-implantitis. After getting your metal posts placed, you’ll have to undergo the healing process which involves the implants fusing with your jawbone. If they don’t bond to your bone tissue properly, it can cause complications and result in failure. Peri-implantitis is a kind of gum disease that surrounds the dental implants, attacking and damaging the connective tissues holding them in place. Other factors that might cause treatment failure include physical trauma, uncontrolled diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain kinds of cancer.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

a woman touching her cheek due to failed dental implant

A failed dental implant can occur after many years of having it or even after surgery or during recovery. The most common indications that your metal posts are compromised include:

  • Swelling in the gums
  • Loose dental implant
  • Trouble with chewing or biting down
  • Intense discomfort and pain
  • Gum recession around the implant

How Dental Implants Salvage Works

a patient checking his smile after dental implant salvage

If you suspect that something is wrong with your dental implant(s), make sure to give our team a call as soon as possible for help. We’ll be able to thoroughly examine your oral health and your situation to determine the root problem so that we can develop a detailed treatment plan for you. The most common ways to save a dental implant are with deep cleanings, antibiotic treatment, and certain methods to control infection. You can be sure that we’ll work with you every step of the way so that you can get back to enjoying your bite as well as showing off your complete and healthy smile again!