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Dental Implant Failure and Salvage – Mesquite, TX

Saving Your Smile When Dental Implants Fail

Most patients won’t have to worry about their dental implants failing thanks to the procedure’s high success rate. Nevertheless, there’s still a chance that something might go wrong with your dental implant posts. As soon as you notice any symptoms that make you think a problem has occurred with your replacement teeth, give our office a call so that Dr. Aldana or Dr. Vazquez can put you on the path toward relieving your discomfort and protecting your smile.

Why Choose Dental Impressions for Dental Implant Salvage?

  • Practice That Places Dental Implants In-Office
  • Same-Day Emergency Visits Available
  • Skilled, Experienced Dentist

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

Illustration of a failed dental implant in Mesquite, TX

The cause of dental implant failure can vary from patient to patient:

  • It can be the result of peri-implantitis, an infection that attacks the tissues around the implant posts.
  • It can be the ultimate consequence of osseointegration not taking place as expected.
  • It can be the result of suffering from some form of facial trauma.

It’s important to be aware of what can potentially lead to dental implant failure if you want to protect your newly restored smile. And of course, you need to be prepared to seek treatment from a professional if something does go wrong.

Symptoms of Failed Dental Implants

Close-up of woman rubbing her jaw due to discomfort

Even if you’re not completely sure that your dental implant has failed, it is best to call our office to be on the safe side. Below are some of the symptoms that might indicate that dental implant salvage is necessary:

  • The dental implant posts have come loose or fallen out of the mouth entirely.
  • You are experiencing pain around the implant posts that won’t go away.
  • Pus has appeared around the implant posts.
  • You have noticed swollen or bleeding gums.
  • You have started having difficulty chewing.

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

Man leaning back in dental chair and smiling

The steps we take for dental implant salvage depend on the underlying cause of the failure. If you have peri-implantitis, it may be possible for us to use conservative measures to treat the infection while letting you keep your implant posts. On the other hand, if the issue is facial trauma or failed osseointegration, it may be necessary for us to take the implant posts out of your jaw. (New ones can sometimes be placed once the mouth has successfully healed.)