Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Sterling Heights

Save Your Replacement
Tooth from Failure

Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement option by dentists and patients alike thanks to their many benefits. One of the most notable benefits is that dental implants have an amazing success rate of over 95%! However, failure is still possible, so it’s important to be on the lookout for signs and symptoms. If you have any concerns regarding your replacement tooth, don’t hesitate to contact us. We may be able to save your dental implant with dental implant salvage treatment.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Digital illustration of a dental implant

The most common reason behind dental implant failure is a condition called “peri-implantitis.” This condition occurs when bacteria and infection destroy the connective tissues from around the implant and weaken the supporting jawbone structure. In most scenarios, this is due to poor oral hygiene and gum disease that has been left untreated. Other factors that can play a role in dental implant failure include injury, failed osseointegration, and some medical conditions, like uncontrolled diabetes.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

Woman with tooth pain

Dental implant failure doesn’t always happen right after they’ve been placed. It can occur many years after you’ve had your implants. Here are some symptoms for you to keep your eye out for:

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Gum recession around the implant
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Gum inflammation

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

Woman smiling in the dental chair

If you have concerns regarding your dental implants, give us a call. We are happy to take a look at your smile and discuss the symptoms that you’ve been experiencing. Afterward, we can put together a treatment plan to restore the health of your smile. Several treatment methods could be necessary. The most common way to address dental implant failure includes thorough deep cleanings, antibiotic treatment, and other infection control methods. The faster we can address the issue, the more likely we can save your replacement tooth.