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Causes of Dental Implant Complications
Common Reasons for Dental Implant Failures
When a dental implant is placed improperly in the mouth, it can cause several oral health issues. It’s possible for the dental implant to be placed too shallow, too deep, or at an incorrect angle. When this happens, the jawbone won’t be able to support the dental implant as it should to have the full functionality it should, causing pain and discomfort.
Just like with real teeth, dental implants need to be properly cared for. Without proper hygiene of flossing, brushing and regular dental visits, your dental implants can begin to break down and eventually fail.
Peri-implantitis is the leading cause of dental implant failure. Peri-implantitis is an infectious disease that causes inflammation of the gum and bone surrounding an implant. This can lead to disease and bone loss which will directly affect the durability and longevity of the implant. Dr. Wolf has perfected a solution to restore your dental implants and bring your smile back to life! Traditionally, the first step in treating peri-implantitis is a combination of non-surgical treatment, such as mechanical debridement and disinfection. If symptoms persist and potentially worsen, even with non-surgical treatment, antibiotics may be delivered to help with inflammation if any. Once inflammation is under control, Dr. Wolf may perform surgery for bone grafting or full dental implant replacement.
Dental Solutions from Our Experienced Dentist
Dental implants have a success rate of 98 percent, so the need for a dental implant replacement is rare. However, if our patients need a dental implant repair, there are two techniques for removing a failing dental implant from your bone – cut a small portion of bone around the implant edge so it can easily be removed or to “reverse torque” the implant out of the bone. Either solution will have a goal of preserving as much of your natural bone as possible for lasting implant success in the future. With proper placement from our experienced and knowledgeable doctor, Dr. Wolf, and good hygiene, we expect your dental implants to last for decades to come, leaving you to enjoy a healthy, radiant smile that lasts a lifetime!