If you’ve had a dental implant and feel like something’s not right, you could be experiencing a failed dental implant. Moris Aynechi, DMD, MD, and the team at Beverly Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, California, empathize with your condition and have the expertise and experience to treat and repair it. Call the office today to schedule a consultation and an evaluation. You can also book your appointment by clicking on the convenient online booking tool.
Even though dental implants have a high success rate, about 5-10% fail for various reasons.
A normal implant includes a titanium post that’s inserted into your healthy jawbone beneath your gum line. After several weeks, your bone and tissue grow around the implant, which anchors it. Your crown can then be attached to an abutment that’s on top of the post.
If your bone and tissues don’t grow around the implant correctly, you could experience a failed implant.
If you suspect that your dental implant isn’t functioning normally, visit Dr. Aynechi at Beverly Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute as soon as possible for treatment.
Several symptoms could be present if you have a failed implant, including:
If your implant feels loose or movable, that’s another sign it might’ve failed. If you experience any of these issues, call the experts at Beverly Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute for superior care.
Risk factors that can cause a failed implant include:
To prevent implant failure or to reduce your risks, brush your teeth twice daily and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. This keeps away bacteria that can damage your teeth and gums. You should also schedule routine check-ups with Dr. Aynechi.
If you think you might have a failed implant, you should contact the team at Beverly Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute as soon as possible, especially since it can damage adjacent teeth, as well.
Be encouraged that your condition is treatable. Dr. Aynechi can remove the implant with local anesthesia, clean the area, and check the condition of your bone around the removed implant.
If your bone is strong and healthy, bone grafting won’t be necessary. However, if the bone is weak, Dr. Aynechi may place a bone graft to strengthen the site for the dental implant replacement. The site may take several months to heal before you can receive a new implant.
If you’re suffering with failed dental implants, call the experts at Beverly Hills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute for an appointment, or use the online booking tool.