Posted on 12/20/2017 by Janie Scholes
Dental Implants are one of the most effective methods to replace a lost tooth or addressed damaged teeth nowadays.
In fact, you can enjoy your implants for as long as you live provided that it was implanted successfully and you observe good oral and dental habits afterward.
While the majority of dental implants and completed without a hitch, there are still occasions where it fails. This can be caused by peri-implantitis or an infection around the implant and gums because of poor dental hygiene habits after the procedure as well as low jawbone density.
Signs of Dental Implant Failure and What You Should Do About ItThere may be various factors that contribute to dental implant failure, but their symptoms are generally the same. One of the most obvious signs that you may experience if your implant is failing would be extreme pain or severe discomfort in or around the dental implant area. Your gums may also swell and your implant starts to loosen.
If you experience any of the symptoms above, it is best that you come to our office immediately instead of trying out various home remedies. Note that while the signs of dental implant failure may be the same, the treatment largely depends on the underlying cause, which is why you cannot do self-care.
Ways to Prevent Implant FailureDental implant failure may require a lot of work in order to correct, but it is actually quite easy to prevent. To avoid infection and ensure that your implants will remain healthy, you need to observe good oral hygiene. You should also be selective about your diet. Avoid eating hard candies and other foods that are tough on your teeth.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (602) 900-1609 today.