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Dental Implant Failure and Salvage – Springfield, NJ

Solutions for Loose or Painful Dental Implants

Man sitting on couch with discomfort from failed dental implant in Springfield, NJ

The vast majority of dental implant cases are successful even years down the line. However, in rare situations, something may go wrong with your implant posts, in which case you’ll need a reliable dental professional to identify the problem and determine the best way to treat it. Dr. Henkin is more than happy to help when dental implants fail, so don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any concerns about your restored grin.

Why Choose Skyline Dental for Dental Implant Salvage?

  • Dental Implant Procedures Performed In-Office
  • Team That Cares About Your Comfort
  • Practice That Utilizes the Latest Technology

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Illustration of bone loss around failed dental implant in Springfield, NJ

Sometimes dental implants fail because they are unable to fuse with the jawbone. In other cases, problems may arise due to physical trauma or certain medical issues. However, the most common culprit for a failed implant is peri-implantitis. This is a type of gum disease where bacteria attack the gum and bone tissue supporting the implant posts. As the tissues deteriorate over time, your implants will eventually be compromised.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

Woman sitting at desk with discomfort from failed dental implant in Springfield, NJ

Dental implant failure can potentially occur at any point after the implant posts have been placed – even decades later. Below are some of the warning signs associated with failed dental implants:

  • Unusual or severe pain may occur around the implant posts.
  • The implant may feel like it has come loose.
  • There may be symptoms of an infection, such as bleeding and swelling.
  • You might have a hard time chewing. (Normally, dental implants allow you to eat almost anything you want without issue.)

As soon as you notice any of the symptoms listed above, pick up the phone and reach out to our team; the last thing you want to do is ignore the problem for too long.

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

Female dental patient sitting in dental chair

The first step of the dental implant salvage process is to take a look at your implant posts as well as the rest of your mouth. What happens next depends on our findings. Sometimes we may need to take steps to treat an infection; in other cases, your mouth may need a chance to heal from facial trauma. We’ll walk you through your options for treatment so that you can make the choice that’s right for your mouth. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove your dental implants, but you might be able to get new ones later.