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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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How to Choose the Right Mouthwash for Your Periodontal Needs?

Posted on 7/10/2023 by Periodontal Associates
How to Choose the Right Mouthwash for Your Periodontal Needs?You may use mouthwash products to maintain good oral health hygiene. They can be a valuable complement to flossing and brushing because they can help you combat gum disease. There are multiple products sold in the market. Some of the factors to consider when choosing a mouthwash include:

Understand your Periodontal Needs

The different mouthwashes in the market are designed to deal with different issues. Knowing your specific issue will help you narrow the list of mouthwashes to get from the market. Some issues mouthwashes deal with include periodontal diseases, build-up of bacteria and plague, and unhealthy gums. Identify the issue and then identify the mouthwashes dealing with the specific problem. An oral health expert can help you understand your oral needs.

Evaluate the Ingredients

Once you identify the issue, you need to get a mouthwash with the ingredients that address the issue. For example, some mouthwashes have thymol, menthol, eucalyptol, and other essential oils helping fight bacteria and reduce inflammation. Mouthwashes with fluoride are designed to strengthen tooth enamel helping prevent tooth decay. To prevent plaque and gingivitis, you need mouthwashes with chlorhexidine. Ensure you discuss this with your dentist before selecting any oral product.

Choosing Between Alcohol-Free And Alcohol-Containing Mouthwashes

Most of these mouthwashes will either contain alcohol or not. Alcohol-containing mouthwashes may not be fit for individuals with sensitive teeth gums because they may cause them to suffer irritation and have a dry mouth. However, alcohol-containing mouthwashes are more effective in killing bacteria. Therefore, it is essential to determine which type of mouthwash fits you.

In conclusion, using mouthwash can be critical to your dental health, and you need it. Follow the above tips to help you get the right mouthwash for your periodontal needs. Also, consider consulting with your dentist to get a suggestion of mouthwashes suitable for you.
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