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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Brampton, ON

Preserving Your Smile When Dental Implants Fail

What are the odds of experiencing complications after dental implant surgery? The answer is that they’re very low – but they are not zero. Sometimes, dental implants fail for one reason or another. But there’s no need to worry; regardless of the cause, our team at Salvaggio Dentistry can help you figure out what needs to be done to protect your oral health. Call us immediately if you need to schedule an appointment to discuss an issue related to your dental implant posts.

Why Choose Salvaggio Dentistry for Dental Implant Salvage?

  • Dental Implants Placed In-House
  • Same-Day Visits for Emergencies
  • Evening & Weekend Hours Available

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Bone loss around end of failed dental implant in Brampton, ON

There isn’t a single answer that’s going to apply to every case. There are several situations that can lead to problems with dental implants:

  • Peri-Implantitis: A lack of proper oral hygiene habits can result in infections forming in the tissues around your dental implant posts. Over time, the posts can become unstable if there’s not enough healthy tissue to support them.
  • Facial Trauma: Getting hit in the face can cause your dental implant posts to break, or it could injure the tissues responsible for anchoring them in place.
  • Failed Osseointegration: Dental implants are supposed to fuse with your jawbone, but this may not happen in specific circumstances for one reason or another.
  • Medical Conditions: Some health conditions like diabetes are linked to an increased chance of dental implant failure.

Identifying the source of dental implant failure is one of the first steps that we’ll need to take in order to treat the issue successfully.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

Male dental patient rubbing jaw in pain

It’s important to keep in mind that while dental implant failure is rare, it has the potential to happen shortly after the posts have been placed as well as months or even years later. Regardless of when the failure occurs, you are likely to notice the same kinds of symptoms, which may include the following:

  • Your implant post seems to move when you touch it. This can sometimes just mean that the restoration isn’t anchored to the post properly, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • The area around the dental implant post hurts. Discomfort after implant surgery is normal, but pain that lasts for too long or grows more severe over time is always cause for concern.
  • There are signs that the tissues around the implant post might be infected. Bleeding and swelling are common infection symptoms. You might also occasionally notice some pus.

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

Senior male dental patient lying back in chair

We’ll bring you into our office as soon as we can to discuss your symptoms. We’ll take a close look at your dental implants and the rest of your jaw to learn all we can about your situation. Then, we’ll discuss what kind of treatment you’ll need.

Sometimes your dental implant posts can be salvaged, while in other cases they might have to be taken out of the jaw. (It’s sometimes possible to replace them later.) Remember, you can often simplify the treatment process simply by acting as quickly as possible to get the necessary care.