Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Fresno, CA

Helping You When Your Implants Are in Trouble

Once your dental implants have fully fused with your jawbone, they should remain securely in place. However, if you notice any looseness, it could indicate a significant underlying issue. While dental implant failure is uncommon, our team at Shinkawa Dental is ready to assist if it occurs. Don't hesitate to reach out if you experience symptoms indicating issues with your new teeth. The sooner you act, the better chance we have to protect your overall health.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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Dental implants may fail for several different reasons, including:

  • Peri-implantitis
  • A weakened immune system
  • Improper placement
  • Facial trauma
  • Failed osseointegration

Choosing a reputable and skilled implant dentist in Fresno is crucial to ensure proper placement and fusion of the implants. Immediate treatment is necessary if issues like peri-implantitis, facial trauma, or failed osseointegration arise due to overall health or habits.

Symptoms of a Failed Dental Implant

woman experiencing jaw pain

You may wonder, "How can I tell if my dental implants have failed?" While symptoms may vary depending on the cause, common signs include:

  • Looseness of the dental implant post. Implants should form a strong bond with the jawbone and not move.
  • Signs of infection. Bleeding, swelling, or pus around the implant post is a cause for concern.
  • Difficulty eating. After the implant process, you should handle most foods easily. If chewing becomes challenging, there might be an issue with your dental implants.

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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The first step is to assess the situation within your mouth. We'll ask about your symptoms and take jaw X-rays to identify issues with your dental implants. Then, we’ll recommend treatments based on your unique circumstances.

For example, if an infection caused the failure, a deep cleaning might be advised. In some cases, keeping your dental implants is possible, but removal may be necessary if the surrounding area is significantly damaged. After your mouth heals, you may want to consider getting new dental implants.