Normally, once your dental implants have successfully integrated with your jaw, all that remains is to take good care of them so that they can last as long as possible. However, there is a chance that your dental implants might fail – a small chance, but a chance nonetheless. Should the worst happen, we encourage you to contact us at Davis, Roberts, Boeller, & Rife immediately so that we can schedule an appointment to begin the dental implant salvage process.
Your dental implants may have failed for one of the following reasons:
It can be hard to tell on your own whether your dental implants have failed or not; if you have doubts, you should schedule a consultation with our team in order to get a more definite diagnosis. There are a few symptoms associated with dental implant failure that are worth being aware of:
The first step is to confirm that your dental implants have failed and identify what the underlying issue is. What we do next depends on the circumstances. For example, if you have peri-implantitis, we may recommend a deep cleaning and antibiotics.
Naturally, the main goal will be to protect your oral health, but you’ll probably also want to know whether you’ll be able to keep your dental implant posts. We can discuss the possibility of saving (or eventually replacing) your implants at your initial consultation.