Dental Implant Failure & Salvage – Mt. Holly, NJ  

Salvaging Your Newly Rebuilt Smile

Dental implants have an impressive success rate of 95%, meaning it’s very unlikely you’ll experience post-treatment issues. Although rare, the chance of a failed dental implant in Mt. Holly still exists. Should such an issue arise, our team can help remedy the problem and ensure your smile's longevity. Thanks to our dental implant salvage treatment, we offer a renewed opportunity for success. If you’d like to learn more, continue reading or give us a call!

Why Do Dental Implants Fail?

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Dental implant failure primarily stems from peri-implantitis. It’s a bacterial infection that damages connective tissue and compromises the jawbone. Often, it’s the result of inadequate oral hygiene and gum disease.

Some additional factors that contribute to failure include injury, failed osseointegration, and various medical conditions. These elements can collectively impact the long-term success of dental implants.

Symptoms of a Failed Dental Implant

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Not sure whether you’re dealing with a failed dental implant? There are specific symptoms that can serve as clear indicators to consult your implant dentist. These telltale signs include:

  • A dental implant that feels loose
  • The formation of pus around the gums
  • Difficulty while eating or biting down.
  • Observable swelling or bleeding
  • Persistent discomfort that doesn't ease over time

How Dental Implant Salvage Works

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If you suspect any issues with your dental implants, give us a call right away. We'll conduct a thorough examination, discuss your symptoms, and outline potential treatments. In some cases, we can rescue implants through a comprehensive cleaning, antibiotics, and conservative infection control. Seeking swift intervention boosts the possibility of restoring your smile's health affordably and seamlessly.

For more extensive damage, we may need to remove the implant. After we restore your oral health (i.e., through procedures like bone grafts and gum disease treatment), you might be able to receive a new dental implant.

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