When you first get dental implants, you probably won’t expect them to fail; after all, the success rate of the procedure is about 95%. But if you’ve started to notice inflammation (redness), discomfort, exudate (pus) or movement of the implant tooth or bridge, it is possible that there’s a complication with your dental implants. Dr. Geach can help you find a solution for failed dental implants in Downtown Los Angeles, ultimately leading to a restored bite and smile. Contact us today to let us know if you’ve noticed worrisome symptoms.
If you notice inflammation, redness, pus around the implant, loose teeth on the implants, pain, or difficulty chewing, you might be suffering from dental implant failure.
Of course, there are some decisions that can lead to implant failure. Smoking, for example, affects the body’s ability to heal and leaves you more vulnerable to an infection. Also, poor oral hygiene and not following postoperative instructions can have a negative impact on your implants.
Dr. Geach will examine you if you’ve been noticing issues with your implants. Some problems can be treated with improved oral hygiene and/or antibiotics. Implant failure will likely require removal of the dental implant. In these cases, the dental implant is removed and the site is allowed to heal. After adequate healing, the area can be prepared for a new implant. This might require additional bone grafting to create enough height and width of bone to accept a new implant.