Failing Dental Implants - The Oral Surgery Group

What If An Implant Fails?

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We Can Save Your Smile

While dental implants have a 98 percent success rate, there are still situations that can cause them to fail, like peri-implantitis, lack of bone volume or trauma. If you are experiencing failing dental implants, you need to seek professional help immediately from the specialists in the field. At Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, our doctors are board-certified oral surgeons who have an in-depth understanding of the mouth, bone, dental implants and how they function together. We are able to treat many of the causes that lead to failing dental implants, with an emphasis on effective peri-implantitis care.

The #1 Cause of Failing Dental Implants

Peri-implantitis is one of the leading causes of failing dental implants and is characterized by symptoms similar to gum disease, causing the gums and bone to recede from the implant post. Peri-implantitis typically becomes a problem when patients do not take proper care of their oral health, but it is treatable. Our oral surgeons and your family dentist are skilled at providing therapy for failing dental implants caused by periimplantitis. Occasionally surgical treatment to remove bacteria, tartar buildup,and infected tissue from around the implant is necessary to create a healthy environment for your dental implant. In some cases we may need to reshape your jaw bone or perform bone grafting treatment to restore a solid foundation.

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Symptoms of Failing Dental Implants:

  • Loose or shifting dental implant
  • Implant post visible above the gums
  • Pain or bleeding around the implant site
  • Gum infection around the implant
  • Oral trauma to the implant
Dr. O’Neill Discusses the Various Causes of Failing Dental Implants
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Over 100 Years of Experience

Our doctors are all Diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. With nearly 100 years of combined experience, we have the knowledge and skills to handle any situation that may occur with your dental implants. We will identify the root cause of your problems and create a practical treatment plan to address those issues to ensure that your mouth and implants stay healthy.

Save your dental implant investment with effective care.

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