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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Richmond, VA

Issues With Your Dental Implant? Let Us Help

The vast majority of dental implant cases are successful, but that doesn’t mean that failure is an impossibility. If something seems to be wrong with your dental implant posts, you need to act quickly in order to protect the overall health of your smile. Give our team at Brown, Reynolds, Snow, LeNoir Dentistry a call as soon as you can so that we can take the first steps of helping you explore your options for implant salvage.

Why Choose Brown, Reynolds, Snow, LeNoir Dentistry for Dental Implant Salvage?

  • Multiple Experienced Dental Experts
  • State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Highly Skilled, Caring Team

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Illustration of a failed dental implant in Richmond, VA

There are a few different reasons dental implants might fail. Sometimes it’s the result of the posts not being able to bond with the jaw. In other cases, it can be a consequence of physical trauma. However, the most common culprit is peri-implantitis, which is an infection that occurs around the implant posts. The infection attacks your jawbone and gums, causing them to deteriorate to the point where they can no longer give the implant posts the support that they need.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

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Your dental implants can fail shortly after being placed. In other cases, problems may not occur until years later. Early and late dental implant failure both have the same symptoms:

  • You may experience severe pain. (Note that this is different from the discomfort that typically occurs after dental implant surgery.)
  • You may notice that the implant posts feel loose.
  • You may find it hard to chew.
  • You may experience symptoms pointing to an infection, such as bleeding and swelling.

Do any of the symptoms listed above sound familiar? If so, you shouldn’t waste any time; give our office a call right away.

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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Once you call us and explain your situation, we will make time to see you as soon as we can. We’ll take a close look at your mouth so that we can figure out what the problem is. Our recommendation will depend on the underlying cause of the failure.

If there’s an infection, we may be able to treat it while leaving the implant posts in your jaw. In other circumstances, it may be necessary to remove your dental implants to give your mouth a chance to recover. We can discuss the possibility of having new dental implants placed in the future once the issue has been dealt with.