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Failing Dental Implants

  • Dr. Van Hala discusses what factors can lead to implant failure

Can Dental Implants Fail?

Dental implants are considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement due to their reliability and long-term advantages to oral health and dental function. Though they have sustained over a 95 percent success rate, dental implants are unfortunately not immune to failure. The most common reason for failing dental implants is peri-implantitis, a condition characterized by infection and inflammation of the gum tissue surrounding implants. Similar in nature to gum disease, peri-implantitis has the potential to irreversibly damage the bone and soft tissue, ultimately leading to bone loss and failing dental implants. The beginning stages of this failure are often painless and may include tenderness or bleeding around the implant when brushed or minor bone loss that goes unnoticed by patients. If you have been experiencing similar symptoms, schedule an appointment at one of our North Canton, Cuyahoga Falls, or Hudson, OH, offices. Our expertise in dental implants includes the training needed to address failing dental implants and provide the proper restorative care.

Causes of Failing Dental Implants

  • Peri-implantitis
  • Improper placement
  • Failure to integrate
  • Advanced bone loss
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Severe bruxism
  • When Good Implants Go Bad
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Targeted Treatment to Save Failing Dental Implants

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  • LAPIP® protocol for peri-implantitis, by Millenium Dental Technologies Inc.

We use a revolutionary peri-implantitis treatment option called REPAIR Implant™, a protocol that utilizes dental laser technology to remove harmful bacteria and regenerate new tissue growth around ailing or failing dental implants. Our training in this protocol allows us to provide minimally invasive treatment that preserves the integrity of the soft tissue surrounding the implant, regenerates new bone and tissue growth, and accelerates healing times. Failing dental implants can also be treated using traditional dental tools that incise the gum tissue to gain access to the implant for detoxification and bone grafting, if necessary. While experiencing failing dental implants is a scary situation to be in, we have the experience and technology to accurately treat the problem, save your implant, and restore health to your smile.

Peri-implantitis does not need to lead to failing dental implants. Seek our care today.