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Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Houston, TX

Save Your Restored Smile

Dental implants boast an astonishing success rate of more than 95%, so you can be confident that your new teeth will serve you well. However, it must be acknowledged that there is a small chance that you will have to deal with a failed dental implant. If you ever suspect that is happening to you, call the Castleberry Center Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Houston right away. Our team will thoroughly evaluate the situation and recommend a dental implant salvage treatment plan.

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Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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The most common cause of dental implant failure is peri-implantitis, an infection that afflicts the tissue around a dental implant. It can eat away at the supporting bone and cause the implant to become loose. Often, poor oral hygiene plays a role in the development of peri-implantitis, though other factors can also come into play.

Other possible causes of dental implant failure include:

Symptoms of a Failed Dental Implant

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It is important to bear in mind that dental implant failure can occur at any time, even months, years, or decades after the initial placement surgery. Therefore, you should always keep an eye out for signs that something is amiss with your restored smile.

Here are some indications that you should book a dental appointment ASAP:

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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You should seek professional care as soon as you believe something is wrong with your implants. The longer you wait, the less likely it is that the problem can be solved via conservative means.

When you come to our office, we will thoroughly examine your mouth and design a treatment plan. You might need something as simple as a course of antibiotics or some changes to your oral hygiene routine. However, it is also possible that you will require more invasive treatment. We might need to completely remove the failing implant. Later, after a healing period, you may be eligible to receive a new one.

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