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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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Natural Ways to Enhance the Whitening of Your Teeth

Posted on 10/15/2023 by Periodontal Associates
Dentist and child learn how to brush teethEverybody loves a white sparkly set of teeth. It is beautiful when someone with white teeth smiles at you. This is why thousands of people would rather pay so much money for procedures that help whiten their teeth for this aesthetic purpose. However, for people who do not have the means or cannot afford, or just love to do things themselves, there are several natural ways you can employ to ensure you always have white teeth without much fuss.

What Causes The Discoloring Of Teeth?

There are several reasons that lead to the discoloration of teeth. Some of the most popular include smoking and alcohol consumption. There are also some chemicals that are abundant in borehole water that brings about teeth discoloration. Sometimes, the bits of darkening teeth are from the eating habits of sodas and sugary stuff that cause the formation of cavities that bring about the discoloration when not checked.

How Can I Whiten Teeth Naturally?

The most natural way to ensure your teeth stay white is to avoid staining foods and beverages. You should also include a lot of vegetables and fruits in your meals. The other way you can ensure your teeth stay bright is to brush your teeth regularly you can also replace your toothpaste sometimes with baking soda. You could also use hydroxide peroxide or an apple cider vinegar combination for several days to achieve white teeth depending on how discolored they are.

Most people call these "home remedies" as they are easily available in the local store or in your the house. However, you should know how to use everything and to what extent. Call us today and speak to someone who can guide you through the many options available for whitening your teeth naturally.

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