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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – New Haven, CT

Preserving Your Restored Smile

Patient after dental implant failure and salvage in New Haven

Dental implants are generally very successful — they thrive in more than 95% of cases, and they often continue to do so for decades. However, there is always a small risk that you will have to deal with a failed dental implant in New Haven. If you ever believe that something is amiss with your restored teeth, call us right away. We will do everything we can to preserve your implants and restore your oral health.

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Illustration of peri-implantitis, a common cause of dental implant failure

The most common cause of dental implant failure is an infection called peri-implantitis. It occurs when bacteria attack the tissue around an implant. Eventually, the infection can cause so much damage that the mouth is no longer able to support dental implants in New Haven. Missteps in oral hygiene are often the main contributor to peri-implantitis, but other factors can also lead to it.

Other possible causes of dental implant failure include:

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

Saying no to food due to difficulty chewing

Dental implant failure can be divided into two categories. Early failure occurs shortly after the initial placement surgery. Late failure can happen anytime after the initial healing period, even years or decades later.

Whether your dental implants are new or you have been enjoying them for a long time, you should remain on the lookout for these symptoms:

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

Patient giving thumbs up for successful implant salvage

Seek treatment as soon as you suspect that something is not quite right with your dental implants. Delaying care only gives the problem an opportunity to get worse. The worse it becomes, the more likely it is that you will require extensive or complex treatment. In the meantime, you may face continuous discomfort or even pain.

When you come in for your appointment, we will examine your mouth and strive to determine the cause of the problem. From there, we will recommend a treatment. In some cases, something as simple as a prescription mouthwash, antibiotics, or a new restoration is all that is necessary. However, if the damage to your oral tissues is severe, we might have to remove a dental implant altogether. Later, after a healing period and some restorative treatments (perhaps including a bone graft), we might be able to insert a new implant.

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