Watch Out for These 4 Failed Dental Implant Warning Signs

Are you looking for more information on dental implants? Whether you have recently had one or more implants placed in your mouth or are getting ready to undergo the procedure, it is important for you to understand what some of the warning signs are of when the process has failed.

The last thing you want to happen is for your implants to fail as they are your chosen tooth replacement option, which means you want them to last for as long as absolutely possible.

Early implant failure vs. late implant failure

When implants fail, they are categorized into two different sections — early failure and late failure. Common reasons for early implant failure in patients include: Being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, taking certain medications, being in poor health overall, the implant causing an infection, the body rejecting the implant and when the nerves or tissues in the area have been damaged during the implant process.

Common reasons for late implant failure, which means that the implant is failing after it has been in a patient's mouth for at least one year, include: Not enough implants were placed in the mouth, the patient grinds or clenches their teeth, the patient smokes, the patient does not practice proper oral care, the patient is losing gum tissue, the patient is losing bone, the implant is damaged due to injury and when infection occurs.

4 Warning signs that your dental implants may have failed

Gum inflammation

Inflamed gums are often a sign of infection, requiring an immediate trip to the dental office to verify whether an infection is indeed present. Treatment options for mouth infections include taking antibiotics and/or rinsing with an approved anti-bacterial mouthwash.

Loose implants

Implants that are loose are not secure, which can make it difficult to chew or bite down on food. A dental implant that moves could result in implant failure, making it necessary to see a dental professional as soon as possible for evaluation.

Ongoing discomfort and/or pain

Dental patients can expect varying amounts of discomfort and or pain during the implant healing process. It is when this pain does not diminish or starts to become worse that one should be concerned about their implants failing.

Outdated technology

New advancements are made often in the field of dental technology. Using outdated dental technologies decreases the chance of implant success. This makes it essential for all dentists who are placing implants in their patients' mouths to use the latest dental technologies to avoid implant failure.

In need of new implants?

Whether your new dental implants have failed or you want to be sure that they do not fail, we invite you to make an appointment with one of our dental professionals. We use the latest dental technologies, which increases your chance of implant success.

We want to help you avoid implant failure and for that reason, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our dental professionals for more information.

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