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Dental Implant Failure and Salvage – Norwalk, OH

Issues with Your Dental Implant? Call Us Immediately

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Dental implants are an increasingly popular solution for tooth loss, and that is in part thanks to their extraordinarily high success rate of 95%. It is very rare for dental implants to fail after they have been placed in your jaw – but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be prepared for that possibility. As soon as you think there’s a problem with your dental implants, call Sommers Family Dentistry; we’ll quickly identify the underlying issue and put together a treatment plan to save your smile.

Why Choose Sommers Family Dentistry for Dental Implant Salvage?

  • Caring, Experienced Dentists
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology
  • Flexible Financing Offered

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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If you don’t keep the area around your dental implants clean, you could eventually suffer from an infection called peri-implantitis. As a result, harmful bacteria will break down the gum and bone tissue around the implant posts, causing them to come loose.

Implant failure can also occur if the posts never manage to form a strong bond with the jawbone. Other risk factors for failure include physical trauma as well as certain medical conditions, such as cancer or diabetes.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

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You are likely to notice the following symptoms if your dental implants have failed:

  • Unusual or severe pain around the dental implant site(s).
  • An implant post that feels loose.
  • Bleeding, swelling, pus, and other signs of infection.
  • Having difficulty biting or chewing even after you’ve received your final implant restoration.

Worth noting is that dental implant failure can happen shortly after your implant surgery, but it might also occur years down the line. No matter what the timing is, you can expect to see the same kinds of symptoms.

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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You need to set up a consultation with a professional as soon as possible once you notice signs of dental implant failure. Once you get to our office, our team can perform an examination of your mouth in order to narrow down the source of the problem. The kind of treatment that we recommend will depend on the situation. For example, if there’s an infection around your dental implant posts, we may suggest antibiotics and other control measures.

Sometimes it’s possible to save your dental implants if the underlying issue can be treated without removing them. However, in severe cases, your implants might have to be taken out of your jaw. You may be able to receive new ones once your mouth is healthy again.

Meet the Doctors
Norman C. Sommers, DDS
Adam P. Sommers, DDS

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