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A diagram of dental implant at Periodontal Associates. Dental implants are a highly effective solution for lost teeth. Crowns mimic natural teeth in their form and function and titanium posts bond with and stimulate your jaw bone, allowing the Dental Implants to act just like a natural tooth would.

Unfortunately, implants can occasionally fail, and if this happens we will need you to come in so we can repair or replace them.

The Structure of an Implant

Most dental implants are made of a titanium post that is embedded in the jaw bone, a ceramic crown that acts as a replacement tooth and an abutment that connects the post and the crown. If one of these parts loosens or breaks, all three can become compromised.

Titanium is usually chosen for implants because it bonds with the jaw bone in a process known as osseointegration. If this process doesn't occur properly then you'll end up with an implant that isn't firmly in place. This will lead to problems later on.

Signs that an Implant May Fail

If the bone doesn't grow around the implant in the right way, mobility is often the primary signal that the implant may fail. This mobility is often very slight at first and usually only a dentist can see it, but as time goes on an implant that hasn't integrated properly can shift when you chew or speak. Implants that have failed completely with frequently.

Other warnings signs of impending failure include pain, inflammation, and infection, but these do not always occur. If Dr. Eshraghi notices that your implant is moving, he may conduct an x-ray to make sure the bone is growing. If the implant is failing, the x-ray may reveal considerable bone loss around the metal area.

Repair and Replacement

In cases where the implant crown becomes cracked or detached, it is an easy matter for us to attach a new, or make any other repairs if necessary. However, if the damage to the implant is too severe, we will need to remove and replace it.

It is easy for us to remove a failed dental implant, but we will need to use a local anesthetic for this procedure. Once the implant is removed Dr. Eshraghi will carefully clean the area. Then we can begin the process of inserting a new implant, making careful note of what went wrong the first time. If there is enough healthy bone in the same area, we won't need a bone graft.

However, in cases of significant bone loss, we may need to place a bone graft to improve the site of the removed implant before placing a new one. Once the bone graft is complete, your mouth may need several months to heal before we can put in a new implant. During the healing period, Dr. Eshraghi may ask you to quit smoking, postpone cancer treatment or make other lifestyle adjustments that will reduce the risk of the next implant failing as well.

Always remember to take good care of your implants by brushing and flossing daily. Also take care to eat a balanced diet and abstain from using your teeth as tools, as this can chip them. If you experience any problems with your Dental Implants, contact us right away.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please give us a call at (971) 317-8414.
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Signs Of Gum Recession And Its Treatment

Posted on 3/6/2023 by Periodontal Associates
Signs Of Gum Recession And Its TreatmentGum recession occurs when the gum tissue which partly covers the teeth is worn out or detached from the tooth's surface, thus exposing the tooth roots underneath. The gum recession gradually develops with time. As a result, many people are unaware that they may already have it.

Gum recession can contribute to tooth loss when left unchecked. Some studies further demonstrate that gum disease relates to chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Knowing the signs of gum recessions is paramount so that you seek help early enough.

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitivity is an early indicator of gum recession. Pain and discomfort are experienced when biting down or chewing. However, you may also encounter difficulty when biting down before you experience tooth sensitivity or discomfort.

Exposed Teeth and Movement

You may notice more of your tooth begin to move since there is little support provided by the gum tissue. It is an easy method of determining gum recession. More of the tooth can be seen, showcasing lines or notches at the bottom areas of the teeth. Your teeth begin to move slightly they give the impression of incorrect alignment.

Swollen and Bleeding Gums

Gum disease presents with red, swollen gums. This, as well as bleeding gums when you brush or floss, can lead to gum recession. Your gums could bleed even when using soft bristle brushes or brushing gently with toothpaste specifically designed for sensitivity.

Loose Teeth

Loose teeth are a sign of periodontal disease and severe gum recession. The teeth's supporting bone structure degenerates and will lead to tooth loss when neglected.

Treatment for Gum Recession

Dentists have various ways to treat recessed gums. Extensive cleaning known as scaling and root planing work effectively to help gums re-attach. A dentist may also conduct gingival tissue grafting to re-introduce the gum tissue. The extent of gum recession determines how it is treated. Visit us to know more about the best solutions for gum recession.

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